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At Heceta Head Lighthouse
The January/February 2017 edition of Lighthouse Digest is prominently on display in the parlor of the former keeper’s house at Oregon’s Heceta Head Lighthouse. (Photo by Debra Baldwin.)

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For the Weary Traveler
The Lighthouse Inn in Florence, Oregon. (Photo by Debra Baldwin.)

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New Plate
Long time lighthouse aficionado Joe Tartaglione finally got a license plate to promote his love of lighthouses.

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Unique Lens Image
This unique photograph of the 3rd order Fresnel lens in the lantern of the Diamond Head Lighthouse in Honolulu, Hawaii was taken by Petty Officer 2nd class Tara Molle, USCG. The lens has been in use at Diamond Head Lighthouse since 1899, first in the original tower, and then later it was moved to the current 1917-1918 tower.

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Dorothy’s Lighthouse
This lighted lawn lighthouse was given to Dorothy A. Harrison in 1994 by her son, Timothy Harrison, editor of Lighthouse Digest. This metal lawn lighthouse, which came as a kit that had to be assembled, was one of the first mail order products sold by Lighthouse Digest. The lawn lighthouse remained on the lawn of her condo for 20 years until 2014 when she had to move into assisted living: it was included in the sale of her condo to the new owners. She was always proud of the lighthouse and kept it well maintained and decorated with flowers and bushes at its base. At the age of 93, Dorothy Harrison passed away in March of 2017.

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Servicing a Buoy
Fireman Kalani Coria, from Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi, Oregon, tends a fender as Seaman Eric Ostrander, a minor aids technician from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Astoria, waits on Tillamook Bay Entrance Lighted Bell Buoy 1 as the 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew comes alongside to pick him up. (Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alan Dumville, USCG.)

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Servicing a Minor Aid
Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Demasi, a machinery technician at the USCG Aids to Navigation Team in Astoria, Oregon, services Hunts Mill Point Light 44A while underway in the lower Columbia River this past winter. (Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alan Dumville, USCG.)

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Whitefish Model
This beautifully constructed three-foot tall model of Michigan’s Whitefish Point Lighthouse was constructed by Dale McCreary of Elkhart, Indiana. Made of steel, the model, consisting of 1,331 pieces, took him 490 hours to build over the winter 2015 – 2016. Nice job!!

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Rescue Training
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Forward Operating Base Point Mugu and the Los Angeles County Fire Department conducted joint cliff rescue training at California’s Point Vicente Lighthouse. The 1926 lighthouse, located in Rancho Palos Verdes, is still an active Coast Guard aid to navigation and its Fresnel lens is still in use at the lighthouse. (Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrea Anderson, USCG.)

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Buoy at Yerba Buena
Buoys are always coming in and out of the water for repairs and maintenance. Shown here is the Point Buchon LWB 16 (lighted whistle buoy) at California’s Yerba Buena Coast Guard Base. (Photo by Jiah Barnett.)

This story appeared in the May/Jun 2017 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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