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Newport in Lincoln County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Lighthouses of the Oregon Coast

 
 
Lighthouses of the Oregon Coast Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 28, 2021
1. Lighthouses of the Oregon Coast Marker
Inscription.  Columbia River Lightship No. 50: Est. 1892 • No. 604 • withdrawn from duty, 1979

Point Adams: 1875-1899 • Razed 1912

Columbia River Lights: Desdemona Sands: 1902 - Late 40's • Warrior Rock: 1888 to Present (Near St. Helens) • Willamette River: 1895-1935

Tillamook Rock: 1881-1957 • One mile offshore

Cape Meares: 1890-1985 • 9 miles west of Tillamook

Yaquina Head: 1873 to Present

Yaquina Bay: 1871-1874

Cleft of the Rock: 1978 to Present • Privately owned • Can be viewed from Hwy. 101 one mile south of Yachats.

Heceta Head: 1894 to Present

Umpqua: 1857 to Present

Cape Arago: 1866 to Present • Destroyed by flood, re-built 1894 • Destroyed by erosion, re-built 1908 and 1934

Coquille: 1896-1939

Cape Blanco: 1870 to Present

Drawings courtesy of Sunflower Creations, Eugene, Or.
 
Erected by Friends of Yaquina Bay Lighthouse • Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department.
 
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Lighthouses of the Oregon Coast Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 28, 2021
2. Lighthouses of the Oregon Coast Marker
Marker is in this kiosk near Yaquina Bay Lighthouse (background).
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marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
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 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. Yaquina Bay Light (here, next to this marker); Lighthouses Weren't Enough (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); Reeling Them In (approx. half a mile away); Protecting the Coast (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
 
More about this marker. The order of text in the inscription has been altered to list the lighthouses from north to south.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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