Interior of Heceta Head Lighthouse closed for repairs starting July 1
FLORENCE, Ore. - The interior of the Heceta Head Lighthouse will be closed to the public starting July 1 for repairs, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department said.
Work is expected to be done by July 31.
The lighthouse grounds and lighthouse keeper's house will remain open during the repairs. Interpretive programs will continue on the grounds outside the lighthouse.
But the lighthouse's Fresnel lens, visible 21 miles out to sea, will be out of service during the work. Crews plan to cover the light to protect the lens.
State parks said repairs will be made to cracked interior columns on the upper floor of the lighthouse.
The $135,000 project is paid for by $75,000 in visitor donations and $60,000 in Oregon Lottery dollars.
In operation since 1894, Heceta Head Lighthouse is a popular subject for photographers and videographers.