Yaquina Head Lighthouse
This is Oregon's tallest
lighthouse at 93 feet. It is 114 steps up to the lantern, visitors can travel
up the 104 steps from the base to the Watchroom and then an additional 6 steps
up to view the lens.
Built in 1872, this
light has been in constant use since first lit in August of 1873. The grounds
originally contained a 2-story keeper's house for the keeper and his first
assistant. A smaller, one story house was built for the second assistant.
There were also outbuildings and gardens on the property. Pictures of these
structures can be seen at the wonderful interpretive center. Every thing except
the tower was removed in 1984 and the property is now owned and operated by
the Bureau of Land Management.
The Lighthouse is
open all year around and guides are on hand to give a brief history of the
The large Interpretive
Center gives detailed accounts of the lighthouse history and how a lighthouse
operates as well interesting facts and details of marine life in the area.
Newest Additions Sept. '07
I took these shots from down on the beach which is accessed by a staircase from the parking area. Notice the color of the lighthouse is now black and white, not green and white. The black and white color scheme is actually the original colors that were restored recently durring a facelift.
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