This lighthouse, officially the Coquille River Lighthouse, stands today as a reminder of a past era when safe shipping depended on a lightkeeper and his light.
From within the stuccoed brick walls of the adjoining 47 foot tower was a fixed, . . . — — Map (db m113914) HM
Originally the first lighthouse in the Oregon Territory. Was built in 1857 near the mouth of the river.
It was undermined and destroyed by flood in Feb. 1864.
Rebuilt here in 1891 and completed in 1894.
It shines a guiding light to all . . . — — Map (db m113915) HM
Lighthouses are not just scenic structures – they are life-saving innovations.
In the 19th century, most traffic sailed by offshore. To steer true, and to avoid hazards such as reefs and shoals, ship captains needed land-based . . . — — Map (db m113916) HM
The old Yaquina Bay Lighthouse established in 1871 is the earliest aid to navigation, standing within the range of the first recorded landfall made from a ship to the shores of the Pacific Northwest. Captain James Cook made this landfall on March . . . — — Map (db m113917) HM
The French hand-ground Fresnel lens at Cape Meares is one of only two eight-sided lights in the United States – the other is in Hawaii. Keepers were given detailed instructions for maintaining the masterpiece.
A brilliant . . . — — Map (db m113918) HM