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When Is My Ship Going To Come In
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A seagull stands on a rock and wonders when his ship will come in.
In 1891 construction on this wonderful landmark began. It wasn't lit however until February of 1896. In 1897 the schooner Moro struck the bar and it was difficult to remove and was a complete loss. In 1905 another schooner, the Advance hit the North Jetty and almost struck the lighthouse, however they were able to free it after some time. In 1936 there was a forest fire and the town of Bandon was nearly destroyed in it's entirety, leaving only a few buildings. In 1939 the lighthouse received an automatic beacon. In 1976 the Army Corp and the Oregon State Parks renovated the lighthouse. So in 1991 the lighthouse celebrated it's centennial and a new light was lit in the lighthouse. I also noticed the the lighthouse was newly painted. This wonderful lighthouse is rarely open to the public but can be viewed from the outside from many locations in Bandon itself and closer scrutiny can gotten by taking the turnoff to Bullards State Park just north of Bandon.
Original background image taken at the Cooquille River Lighthouse in Bandon Oregon.
Seagull and rock added as composite layers by using Photoshop CS6.
Several layers of textures added and blended into image.
Textures by Painted Textures.
Flying birds created with a Photoshop Brush by Obsidian Dawn.
December 17th, 2012
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