Friday, December 22, 2006

Yachina Bay Lighthouse

The Yachina Bay Lighthouse is unique in design when compared to most of the other Oregon lighthouses. It was built in 1871, and closed to use three years later. Instead, a new and larger lighthouse, called the Yachina Head Lighthouse, with a taller tower, stands about three miles away. The Yachina Bay Lighthouse originally had a Fifth Order lens, but it is long gone. This lighthouse was neglected for many years, but in 1996 it was immaculately restored and filled with period furniture. It now is open to the public and is located at the north end of the Yaquina Bay Bridge.

Newport, Oregon

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