Friday, September 26, 2014
Trip with Jill #2 Ecola State Park & Cannon Beach
... Tillamook Rock Lighthouse.
"In September 1879, a third survey was ordered, this time headed by John Trewavas, whose experience included the Wolf Rock lighthouse in England.Trewavas was overtaken by large swells and was swept into the sea while attempting a landing, and his body was never recovered. His replacement, Charles A. Ballantyne, had a difficult assignment recruiting workers due to the widespread negative reaction to Trewavas' death, and a general desire by the public to end the project. Ballantyne was eventually able to secure a group of quarrymen who knew nothing of the tragedy, and was able to resume work on the rock. Transportation to and from the rock involved the use of a derrick line attached with a breeches buoy, and in May 1880, they were able to completely blast the top of the rock to allow the construction of the lighthouse's foundation." ~ Wikipedia
Quote of the Day ~ "My relaxation has always been my animals - going to the dog park with them, going to the beach." ~ Hilary Swank