We are so very proud to host Sammy as he flies around visiting all over Blogville, and the world, today!!
We thought and thought about where we could meet Sammy and finally decided to show him the Heceta Head Lighthouse, about 4 hours north of us near Florence, Oregon!!
The Heceta Head Lighthouse is named after Don Bruno de Heceta from San Blas, Mexico. He discovered the land way back in 1775, back when Mama was a little girl...right Mama??
We took a little walk on a path up to the lighthouse where we learned a bit more about the lighthouse
and how kitties seem to have a better sense of direction than us woofies.
The Lighthouse, along with the keepers quarters and a barn, were completed in 1893. In 1913 they installed indoor plumbing and they didn't have electricity until 1934!!
Heceta Head Lighthouse has had its ups and downs. Landslides, disrepair and being in a very remote area have made it challenging to keep it maintained. It has been home to the Coast Guard and troops even stayed there during World War II!
Luckily, it was declared a Historic Landmark in 1978 and in 2011 it was totally restored! Now there is even a Bed and Breakfast place on the same property!!
You can read more about Heceta Head Lighthouse HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by Sammy, we love you lots and hope you are enjoying your Balloon ride!!
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