The Cape Blanco Lighthouse and State Park

Cape Blanco State Park
Cape Blanco Lighthouse State Park

By now, you know I’m selling my photographs. I have placed this image in my Etsy shop, www.lightintoart.com. At that site, you will find a selection of landscape photographs. I took them mostly in Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California and West Virginia. You will find this particular image here. I have made it available as both glossy paper photographic prints, and stretched canvas prints. The sizes range from 8×10 to 40×90. The latter, one of three triptychs–one image split across three canvases, really makes a statement on your home or office wall. I invite you to visit my Etsy shop and find your perfect gift. Even if that gift is for yourself.

Background

The Cape Blanco Lighthouse State Park is one of the jewels of the Oregon coast.  I have written about Oregon before, mostly about Condé McCullough’s beautiful bridges. Curiously, for all the time I’ve spent in Oregon, and all the photos I’ve taken there, I’ve never written about specific places or experiences.  That omission ends today.

The Lighthouse

Cape Blanco Lighthouse and State Park are located in Curry County, Oregon, north of Port Orford. The oldest operating lighthouse on the Oregon Coast, the light was built  in 1870. The lighthouse is a white, cylindrical tower that stands 65 feet tall. Its light  can be seen for up to 21 nautical miles. The lighthouse is located on a headland that extends out into the Pacific Ocean–mainland Oregon’s western most point.

The State Park

Cape Blanco State Park surrounds the lighthouse and offers a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, fishing, and camping. The park has several beautiful beaches, where visitors can swim, surf, and watch for whales and other marine life. The park is also home to a variety of wildlife, including seabirds, seals, and sea lions.

Visitors to the lighthouse and state park can take a tour of the lighthouse grounds and learn about its history. The lighthouse offers panoramic views of the surrounding area and the Pacific Ocean. The park also has several hiking trails that offer scenic views of the coastline and the surrounding forest.

Conclusion

In addition to its historical and natural beauty, Cape Blanco Lighthouse and State Park are also known for their cultural significance. The area has a rich history of settlement and exploration, and the lighthouse helped guide ships safely through the treacherous waters off the Oregon Coast. Today, the lighthouse and state park serve as a reminder of the area’s rich history and the importance of navigation and safety at sea.   Overall, Cape Blanco Lighthouse and State Park are a unique and fascinating destination that offers something for everyone. Interested in history, nature, or simply enjoying the beauty of the Oregon Coast, this is a must-see attraction.

Sales Pitch

By now, you know I’m selling my photographs. I have placed this image in my Etsy shop, www.lightintoart.com. At that site, you will find a selection of landscape photographs. I took them mostly in Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California and West Virginia. You will find this particular image here. I have made it available as both glossy paper photographic prints, and stretched canvas prints. The sizes range from 8×10 to 40×90. The latter, one of three triptychs–one image split across three canvases, really makes a statement on your home or office wall. I invite you to visit my Etsy shop and find your perfect gift. Even if that gift is for yourself.

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