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Coastal Christmas.

The light blazing in Heceta Lighthouse at the tip of Oregon's forested Heceta Head has been a mariners beacon for nearly 110 years. But only since 1996 has the Queen Anne--style keeper's house been lit too, and only for the holidays. Completed in 1894 as a duplex for two assistant keepers and their families, the restored home is now a bed-and-breakfast that operates under contract with the U.S. Forest Service. In December, community volunteers help decorate the house in Victorian Christmas style, and the public is welcome to drop by for cookies, hot cider, and entertainment by local musicians.

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Victorian Holiday Open House: 3-7 P.M. Dec 13-14 and 20-21; donation suggested, parking $3, B&B rooms from $125. From Florence, drive 13 miles north on U.S. 101 and turn left at Heceta Scenic Wayside to the parking area. 92072 U.S. 101; www.hecetalighthouse.com or (541) 547-3696.
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Title Annotation:Window on the West; Heceta Lighthouse Victorian Holiday Open House
Author:Henderson, Bonnie
Publication:Sunset
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U9OR
Date:Dec 1, 2003
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