Yaquina Bay Lighthouse
Located in Yaquina
Bay State Recreation Site in Newport, this is the second oldest standing lighthouse
on the Oregon coast. It is also the oldest building in Newport. This unique
lighthouse was only in service from 1871 to 1874 when the Yaquina Head Light
was built on the north side of Newport.
This is the only lighthouse
in Oregon to be both the light and the keeper's house with the tower sitting
atop the roof of the two-story home. It is also Oregon's only remaining historic
The light was relit
by the Coast Guard in 1996 and the house is a museum open daily throughout
the year. Tour guides give a brief history of the light and then you are free
to tour both floors which are filled with period antiques.
A gift shop and interpretive
center are located in the basement.
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