Thursday, August 4, 2016

Lighthouse of the Week, July 31 - August 6, 2016: Tillamook Rock, Oregon

Appropriately enough, this is the 4,000th post on my blog.

I'll have to say something more about that soon.

Meanwhile, here is the Lighthouse of the Week, an abandoned lighthouse on a big rock about a mile and half off the coast of Oregon.  It is named after a brand of cheese.

Actually, I think many things are named after Tillamook, which was actually a tribe.  There's the town, the county, the bay, the cheese, and the rock upon which the lighthouse is situated.

There's probably more but that's enough for now.

For more:  Tillamook Rock Lighthouse

It was somehow built in the 1870s, with the light first lit in 1881.

It can get rather stormy out there, as you'll see in one of the pictures.

It's now a wildlife refuge

Surf's up

Plain and simple

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