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Yaquina Head Lighthouse

The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse was built in 1871, soon after the City of Newport was established as a local fishing and fur trade outpost on the north shore of Yaqu...
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The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse was built in 1871, soon after the City of Newport was established as a local fishing and fur trade outpost on the north shore of Yaquina Bay. Newport grew rapidly, as trade in the new Oregon Country exploded during the late 1800s, fed by gold rushes in California and Alaska, and the arrival of settlers along the Oregon Trail.
The lighthouse was sited on a wooded bluff above the mouth of the Yaquina River, overlooking the Newport bayfront and a broad expanse of the Pacific Ocean.
During its brief period in service, whale oil, not electricity, was used to fuel the lighthouse lamps, and thus a full-time job for the lighthouse keeper to simply keep the lamp lit from sundown to sunrise. The Yaquina Bay lighthouse had a visibility of 12 miles from shore.

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