Join ARCIFORM and Versatile Wood Products in celebration of the Heceta Head Lighthouse. We are happy to share our part in restoring this historic landmark structure on the Oregon Coast to keep it shipshape for visitors in the decades to come. Do you have children in your life who might enjoy a fun summer craft project? Look for the download button at the end of this blog post. Print, assemble, take a pic, post it on Instagram, and tag us: @arciform, @versatile.wp.
Fun light house facts:
It took two years to build the Heceta Head Lighthouse.
They began building the lighthouse in 1892, and construction was completed in 1894. This makes the lighthouse 126 years old!
The Heceta Head Lighthouse sits 200 feet above the Pacific Ocean. Visible for 21 miles, it has the strongest lighthouse beam on the Oregon coast.
The lighthouse’s Fresnel lens was made in England by the Chance Brothers. In 1894, it arrived on the ship Manzanita, packed carefully in a wooden crate to protect the fragile lens from damage.
Versatile restored the original wood exterior and interior doors, millwork, cabinetry, and flooring in the Heceta Head workhouse, replacing pieces as needed while retaining as much of the original wood as possible.
One complex design for the exterior door specified a herringbone pattern on the interior and a four paneled exterior. This single door required over 187 wood pieces to construct!
Up for an exciting summer adventure? Stay at the Heceta Lighthouse B&B and spend the night overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean in the light keeper’s cottage, where the light keepers and their families lived. Imagine how cool would it be to have a lighthouse for your nightlight!
Don’t forget, download this fun, free craft project to do with the kids in your life. Print, assemble, take a pic, post it on Instagram, and tag us: @arciform, @versatile.wp.