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Umpqua River Lighthouse . Oregon
19-SEP-2011

Umpqua River Lighthouse . Oregon

The light was automated in the 1960s and several of the outbuildings were torn down. Before the light was automated, it was only lit one hour before sunset until one hour after sunrise. Curtains were drawn around the lantern room to protect the lens from the sun. When the light was automated, it was more convenient to leave it on 24 hours a day. Over time, the chariot wheels, which rotated the beacon, wore out. When the Coast Guard talked of shutting off the Fresnel lens and installing a modern optic, the community rose in outrage. Hundreds of names were gathered from the surrounding communities of Gardiner, Reedsport, and Winchester Bay and the help of congressmen and senators was enlisted to keep the Fresnel light shining. Eventually, the Coast Guard relented, and the chariot wheels were fixed in 1985.


Nikon D700
1/60s f/8.0 at 12.0mm iso200 hide exif
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Date/Time19-Sep-2011 12:58:12
MakeNikon
ModelNIKON D700
Flash UsedNo
Focal Length12 mm
Exposure Time1/60 sec
Aperturef/8
ISO Equivalent200
Exposure Bias
White Balance
Metering Modematrix (5)
JPEG Quality
Exposure Programaperture priority (3)
Focus Distance1.68 m

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