Near Port Orford in Curry County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Lifeline to the Past
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.
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′ 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 11, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.