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Semi ah moo Lighthouse
An original watercolor painting by artist James Williamson recreated as a fine art image and greeting card by Fine Art America.
Copyright By James Williamson
An unusual Victorian style lighthouse was established in Semiahmoo harbor, near Blaine, Washington in 1905. A near sister to the Desdemona Sands lighthouse near Astoria, Oregon. In June 1944 the house was dismantled and replaced with a light tower and again replaced in 1971 by the �present� tower. �Semiahmoo Lighthouse� presents the history, color and the action of a landmark which has been so much a part of nautical Americana.
Where have all the lighthouses gone? To the sailors of old, lighthouses were like personal friends. Tenanted by faithful keepers who were dedicated to their humanitarian roles.
The Alaska Packers Cannery at Semi ah moo packed fish from 1894 until 1964, can labeling until 1974, boat building and machine repair until 1983. Today the cannery buildings have been renovated and they are now the beautiful �Semi ah moo Resort Hotel�.
Semi ah moo relates to the Semi a mu Indians that lived near and fished the coast waters around the spit. The name purportedly translates as �Bay of The Crescent Moon�.
The lighthouse, is a symbol of hope to the sea-weary mariner. Lighthouses are noble human achievements, the material from whence comes drama, poetry, artistry, peril and rescue. They are guideposts marking watery highways leading to everywhere. �Semiahmoo Lighthouse� is a celebration of these vanishing symbols of security, recreating the lure and romance of these sentinels of history.
January 3rd, 2012
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