Newport in Lincoln County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Lighthouses Weren't Enough
(bottom left): From 1906 to 1915 a boat house stood where the north end of the bridge is. The rescue boats were let down to the bay on "ways," then rowed to the rescue.
(top right): A small part of the lighthouse compound is leased to the Coast Guard for a lookout tower. The tower contains radio equipment and is used for search and rescue efforts.
(middle right): The Newport Coast Guard Station is on the waterfront in old Newport. It has 5 vessels and is staffed by 40 men and women at the ready at all times.
(bottom right): Coast Guard helicopters are stationed at Coos Bay and Astoria.
(Photo credits: Lincoln County Historical Society and U.S. Coast Guard)
Erected by Friends of Yaquina Bay Lighthouse • Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings
Location. 44° 37.42′ N, 124° 3.773′ W. Marker is in Newport, Oregon, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Yaquina Bay State Park, 0.2 miles west of U.S. 101, on the left when traveling east. Marker is in a kiosk near the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse in Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport OR 97365, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lighthouses of the Oregon Coast (here, next to this marker); Yaquina Bay Light (here, next to this marker); Safety at Yaquina Bay Today (here, next to this marker); Yaquina Bay Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Yaquina Bay (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat CG 36503 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Protecting the Coast (approx. half a mile away); Reeling Them In (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.