Terrible Tillie off the Coast of Oregon.

terrible tilly, the lighthouse, off the northern coast of oregon.

Tillamook Rock Lighthouse,
called Terrible Tillie because of her exposure to wind and wave,
sits atop a sea stack in the Pacific Ocean.

The lighthouse was constructed over a span of 525 days (1879 to 1881),
the rock fought every step. The construction crew blasted the stubborn basalt, struggling through
three winters, huddling behind canvas at the beginning and later behind stone walls.

After constructed, Tillie did not relinquish her reign of terror. The rock besieged by wind
and wave kept the lighthouse crew of four on edge, trying to sustain the responsibility of a light in the middle
of the ocean. Even so, Tillie saved countless lives, guiding ships to the relative safety of the Columbia River. In 1957 her light
was extinguished. She's privately owned and used a moratorium now.


Forward ~ Ecola State Park south of Seaside and north of Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Back ~ Terrible Tilly and Lighthouse.

Brad and I invite you to the road less traveled: Leisurely routes to the Oregon Coast, meandering along streambeds and river canyons.

Scenery en route to and on the Oregon and California Coast. Directions when traveling south from Waldport on the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway and when traveling north.

USFS: Hiking in Six Rivers National Forest. National Parks Service:
California Redwoods State and National Parks.

Arcada beach south of cannon beach on the oregon coast.  

Travel Oregon and northern California while staying at Gathering Light ... a retreat
located in southern Oregon near Crater Lake National Park.


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Travel Directions to Gathering Light from Jedediah Smith
Redwoods State Park or via the Umpqua Scenic Byway: follow
the Umpqua River from Reedsport, to Sutherlin on I - 5. From there
head S. 10 miles to Roseburg, Oregon, and access the Umpqua
Scenic Byway: Travel Directions, Map and Scenery.

Directions to and Day Trips of about 100 miles from the retreat.

Little known Scenic Places near Crater Lake and the retreat:
Directions Map and Scenery. Local Maps Introduction.

Cabins on the river at Gathering Light ... a retreat located in southern Oregon near Crater Lake National Park: cabins, tree houses in the forest on the river.  

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