Near Newport in Lincoln County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
South to Newport
Founded in 1865, Newport has become the largest town on the central Oregon coast. Its railroad, maritime and highway connections have nurtured its development.
Today, Newport's harbor serves mostly commercial and recreational fishing boats. The harbor once exported agricultural products hauled by railroad from the Willamette Valley as well as lumber from sawmills on Yaquina Bay.
Agate Beach and Nye Beach grew up along the shore north of Yaquina Bay when recreation seekers came to the coast by rail and automobile.
The Agate Beach Development Company laid out a town in the 1920s. The golf course opened in 1931.
Coast Range Forests
The bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service administer millions of acres of timberlands in the Coast Range. Timber, wildlife, recreation, watershed and cultural resources are all part of the BIM mandate for public lands.
Yaquina Bay Lighthouse
Built in 1871, this lighthouse is the oldest building in Newport. It operated for only three years – until the lighthouse here was built. The restored lighthouse is a popular attraction in Yaquina Bay State Park.
Learn more Oregon Coast history at the Lincoln County
Erected by U.S. Department of the Interior - Bureau of Land Management.
Location. 44° 40.596′ N, 124° 4.752′ W. Marker is near Newport, Oregon, in Lincoln County. Marker can be reached from Northwest Lighthouse Drive west of Oregon Coast Highway (U.S. 101). Touch for map. Marker is located near the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, at the end of NW Lighthouse Drive, within the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, about 4 miles north of Newport, Oregon. View from marker looks south along the beach toward Newport. Marker is in this post office area: Newport OR 97365, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Family Affair (within shouting distance of this marker); A Keeper's Work Was Never Done (within shouting distance of this marker); It's a Long Way Up (within shouting distance of this marker); Newport, Oregon (approx. 3.2 miles away); United States Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat CG 36503 (approx. 3.6 miles away); Yaquina Bay (approx. 3.8 miles away); Yaquina Bay Bridge (approx. 3.8 miles away); Devil's Punchbowl (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
Also see . . .
1. Newport. (includes many historical pictures from the early days in Newport)
Newport has two lighthouses, (Submitted on January 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Newport. (includes pictures of the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse)
As early as 1856, Yaquina Bay was visited by the sailing vessel Calumet, laden with supplies for Lieutenant Phil Sheridan and the nearby military garrison. When the Yaquina Bay oyster beds were discovered in 1862, great profits were made by exporting the delicacy to San Francisco and elsewhere. Settlers from the East Coast began homesteading in the Yaquina Bay area in 1864. (Submitted on January 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.