|This is a great place to ride the dunes
|this is typical of duney area where people were riding
|The lighthouse also had a sea rescue unit. They used these motorized self righting boats for many years.
|They figured out how to use prisms to direct the light much further and each lighthouse had it's own signature beacon. This one had some red in the light and that is not always the case.
|We paid for the tour and it was very interesting
|The stairs are made out of cast iron they are not tied into the brick
|This is looking up the stairs at the foundation of the actual light
|These represent history of the way that they produced the light
|this is looking from the inside of the lense
|I am up in the lens
|It is wild to think that this lens was constructed in the 1800's in France then sailed all the way around South America and back up the coast and was assembled here!
|This is a wide angle shot taken from the bottom of the lens
|This is a recreation of the living quarters of the lighthouse keeper assistance
|The meeting room
|this is a model of the rescue ships that were stationed here
|then we started driving towards Coos Bay
|We stayed in the Casino Parking Lot all night.
|I love the casual atmosphere of the shops...what a great little window display
|this sign was at a park
|We went to the Liberty Pub, it was really good. This is a hamburger that is baked into a pizza crust
|the sinfully creamy mac and cheese