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YAQUINA BAY LIGHT (OLD)

State: OREGON
Location: YAQUINA BAY STATE PARK
Nearest City: NEWPORT
County: LINCOLN
U.S.C.G. District: 13
Year Station Established: 1871

Yaquina Bay Light (Old)
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1871
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1874-1996
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOWER ON DWELLING
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 51
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1871
  • Present Optic: 250MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1996
  • Height of Focal Plane: 161
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: UNKNOWN
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1871
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: CLAPBOARD
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: CISTERN

Current Use: MUSEUM IN STATE PARK/PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: STATE OF OREGON LEASE TO LINCOLN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

Web Site: Link

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #74001692
Name of Listing: OLD YAQUINA BAY LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1970

Miscellaneous:
REPLACED BY YAQUINA HEAD LIGHT IN 1874; USED AS CREW STATION FOR U.S. LIFESAVING SERVICE; RELIT AS PRIVATE AID IN 1996



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