Desdemona Sands Light
|Location||Columbia Bar, Oregon, U.S.|
|Year first lit||1901 or 1902|
|Foundation||cluster of piles|
|Height||48-foot (15 m)|
|Original lens||Fourth order Fresnel lens|
|Range||12 miles (19 km)|
Daboll trumpet 2s with silence 3s and 23s
Its design by Carl Leick is identical to that of Semiahmoo Harbor Light near Blaine, Washington, a 1 1⁄2-story dwelling built on a cluster of pilings in 12 feet (3.7 m) of water with a rooftop tower housing the light and a fog signal. It was one of the last U.S. wooden pile foundation lighthouses built. A cistern system collected fresh water. Only the lightkeeper was present; there was a small boat to reach the mainland, where the keeper's family lived.
The light was electrified in 1934, eliminating the need for a keeper. It was removed and replaced after World War II by a minor aid on top of a pyramidal structure, which was replaced again in 1955. The light was removed in 1965.
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