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CAPE BLANCO LIGHT

State: OREGON
Location: SOUTHERNMOST OREGON COAST
Nearest City: SIXES
County: CURRY
U.S.C.G. District: 13
Year Station Established: 1870


Cape Blanco Light
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Paul Powers, 1986
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1870
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1980
  • Foundation Materials: BRICK
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOWER, GREEN LANTERN, RED DOME
  • Shape: CONICAL ATTACHED TO WORKROOM
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 59
  • Original Optic: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1870
  • Present Optic: SECOND ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1936
  • Height of Focal Plane: 245
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FIRST ORDER LENS TRANSFERRED TO TONGUE POINT IN ASTORIA, OREGON
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DESTROYED)
  • Year Constructed: 1870
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: DUPLEX, GARAGE, COMMUNICATIONS BUILDING, BLM VISITOR CENTER; DESTROYED: 1870S CISTERNS, 1885 BARN, 1889 WOODSHED, 1890 OIL HOUSE, 1892 STORAGE SHED,1895 WASHHOUSE, 1898 WATER TANK, 1909 KEEPERS DWELLING, 1924 WATER TANK

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO BLM, COOS BAY DISTRICT

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #73002339
Name of Listing: CAPE BLANCE LIGHTHOUSE (LIGHTHOUSE STATIONS OF OREGON MPS)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1970

Miscellaneous:
OREGON'S OLDEST LIGHTHOUSE; IN 1990, 15.4 ACRES OF STATION TRANSFERRED TO NPS WHO IN TURN DEEDED SECTION TO OREGON PARKS AS PART OF CAPE BLANCO STATE PARK



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