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It’s National Lighthouse Day!

Posted by Jody on August 7, 2014

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, Newport, Oregon

I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse.

They were built only to serve. They weren’t built for any other purpose…

~ George Bernard Shaw

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Inside the Light Station

Inside the Lighthouse

It’s not at all a scary climb in this historic lighthouse!

The View from Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse View

Here’s a look at the lovely view from the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse to the sandy beaches below.

“A piece of Oregon history sits atop a bluff at the mouth of the Yaquina River. It is the Historic Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, built in 1871 and decommissioned in 1874. It was officially restored as a privately maintained aid to navigation on December 7, 1996. It is believed to be the oldest structure in Newport. It is also the only existing Oregon lighthouse with the living quarters attached, and the only historic wooden Oregon lighthouse still standing.” Source: Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses

Helpful links: American Lighthouse Foundation

The Association of Lighthouse Keepers

The United States Lighthouse Society

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10 Responses to “It’s National Lighthouse Day!”

  1. PigLove said

    This is an awesome day!! XOXO – Bacon

  2. LOVE lighthouses!

  3. I love lighthouses. How nice that they have their own special day. 🙂

  4. Educationsupportuk said

    Reblogged this on Educationsupportuk and commented:
    I think we should also have national beach hut day.

    • Jody said

      You bet! I’m a total beach hut nut! We don’t have them here in the US, but someday we’ll place one in our yard in a house near the sea. 🙂

  5. Women in Poetry said

    Thank you Jody for posting this. I used to live near there. I miss that place so much! Brings back memories. 🙂

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