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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Port Orford in Curry County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Lifeline to the Past

 
 
Lifeline to the Past Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 29, 2021
1. Lifeline to the Past Marker
Inscription.  While you're in the Port Orford area, we invite you to visit three historic sites — Cape Blanco Light Station, Historic Hughes House, and Port Orford Lifeboat Station. All three are on the National Register of Historic Places. Together they tell the story of a time when the ocean was both highway and the economic center of life.

You'll discover the area's rich maritime history as you visit each site. You can also take advantage of seasonal tours and beautiful hiking trails.

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• ln 1934, as oceangoing trade and transport expanded, the US Coast Guard established the Port Orford Lifeboat Station. Its crew rescued people from wrecked vessels. Visit the crew's barracks, now a maritime history museum, at Port Orford Heads State Park.
• Local pioneer Patrick Hughes was able to ship his butter long distances by using oceangoing vessels. Learn more about Mr. Hughes and his family as you visit his carefully preserved home at Cape Blanco State Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1934.
 
Location. 42° 50.137′ 
Lifeline to the Past Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 29, 2021
2. Lifeline to the Past Marker
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N, 124° 33.452′ W. Marker is near Port Orford, Oregon, in Curry County. Marker is on Cape Blanco Road, 5 miles west of U.S. 101, on the right when traveling west. Marker is about ¼ mile east of Cape Blanco Lighthouse in Cape Blanco State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 91100 Cape Blanco Road, Port Orford OR 97465, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Building Community Cornerstones (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Lifeline to the Past (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Pioneer Will ... and the Pioneer Way (approx. 1.1 miles away); We Have a River in Common (approx. 1.1 miles away); Toward a New Century (approx. 1.1 miles away); Oregon Beach Gold (approx. 3.9 miles away); Battle Rock City Park (approx. 7.2 miles away); Wreck of the Cottoneva (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Orford.
 
The Historic Hughes House image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 29, 2021
3. The Historic Hughes House
The 1898 house is a mile east of the marker in Cape Blanco State Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 11, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Nov. 30, 2021