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  1. Alcove Point and Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) - Crawford

    Alcove Point and Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) - c. 1890

    Barely visible in the distance in this photo of women picnicking at Alcove Point is the lighthouse at Cape Foulweather, now known as Yaquina Head. Learn More
  2. Bluffs Near Newport - Thomas

    Bluffs Near Newport - c. 1910

    Yaquina Head Lighthouse can be seen in the distance in this hundred-year-old, but very modern looking, scenic photo taken by Albert Thomas, a professional photographer from Newport. Learn More
  3. Cape Disappointment, Lighthouse & Cannon - Muybridge

    Cape Disappointment, Lighthouse & Cannon - 1871

    This photo of Cape Disappointment's lighthouse and cannon was taken by Eadweard Muybridge in spring of 1871, when he was hired by the Lighthouse Board to photograph lighthouses from Washington Territory to San Diego. Learn More
  4. Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) Lighthouse - Crawford

    Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) Lighthouse - c. 1890

    Yaquina Head is a narrow point of land jutting due west into the Pacific at the north end of Newport in Lincoln County. It is currently managed by the BLM as the Yaquina Head Natural Area. Learn More
  5. Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) Lighthouse Closeup #2 - Crawford

    Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) Lighthouse Closeup #2 - c. 1890

    A group of tourists, or perhaps the lighthouse keepers' families, pose at the base of the Yaquina Head lighthouse north of Newport. Learn More
  6. Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) Lighthouse Closeup - Crawford

    Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head) Lighthouse Closeup - c. 1890

    Completed in 1873, at 93 feet, Yaquina Head is Oregon's tallest lighthouse. Its original Fresnel lense is still in use. Learn More
  7. Cape Foulweather Lighthouse, Looking Out to Sea - Crawford

    Cape Foulweather Lighthouse, Looking Out to Sea - c. 1890

    One of a series of Crawford's views of this lighthouse, this one is taken looking over the complex towards the ocean, and shows the fenced in areas for crops and livestock. Learn More
  8. Crescent City Light-House - J. J. Owings

    Crescent City Light-House - circa 1895

    Also known as Battery Point Lighthouse, this lighthouse was one of the first on the west coast, and was initially lit on December 10th, 1856. Learn More
  9. Heceta Head Lighthouse and New Coast Highway - Eddy

    Heceta Head Lighthouse and New Coast Highway - 1935

    This view by Eddy is as much about the new highway as it is about the scenic Heceta Head Lighthouse. Learn More
  10. Heceta Head Lighthouse from Cape Creek Cove - Eddy

    Heceta Head Lighthouse from Cape Creek Cove - c. 1935

    This view of the lighthouse was created by Ralph Eddy from the cove at the mouth of Cave Creek, just to the south of Heceta Head. Learn More
  11. Jump Off Joe, with Yaquina Head Lighthouse - Thomas

    Jump Off Joe, with Yaquina Head Lighthouse - c. 1910

    The sandstone arch known as Jump Off Joe was a popular tourist destination near Newport, and was often photographed. Learn More
  12. Lighthouse & Cannons, Cape Disappointment - Meiser

    Lighthouse & Cannons, Cape Disappointment - c. 1900

    The Cape Disappointment Lighthouse was constructed in 1856 to warn seaman of the dangerous bar at the mouth of the Columbia. It is the oldest functioning lighthouse on the West Coast. Learn More
  13. Lighthouse on Tatoosh Island from Cape Flattery - Asahel Curtis

    Lighthouse on Tatoosh Island from Cape Flattery - c. 1910

    Built in 1857, the Cape Flattery Lighthouse is one of the oldest lighthouses on the west coast. Learn More
  14. Lighthouse on Tatoosh Island, Cape Flattery - Muybridge

    Lighthouse on Tatoosh Island, Cape Flattery - 1871

    Washington's third lighthouse, the Cape Flattery light entered service in 1857, using a first-order lense. Learn More
  15. North Head Lighthouse, Cape Disappointment - Pacific Photo Co.

    North Head Lighthouse, Cape Disappointment - c. 1910

    The idea of lighthouses as tourist destinations is clearly nothing new, as shown by this couple visiting in their carriage a hundred years ago. Learn More
  16. Tillamook Rock & Light House - Davidson

    Tillamook Rock & Light House - 1880s

    Tillamook Rock and Lighthouse, 19 miles south of the Columbia River bar. Learn More
  17. Tillamook Rock & Lighthouse from the Left - Crow

    Tillamook Rock & Lighthouse from the Left - c. 1885

    This crisp view of the Tillamook lighthouse was taken shortly after it opened in 1881 by Samuel B. Crow, an Astoria photographer. Learn More
  18. Yaquina Head Lighthouse - Albert L. Thomas

    Yaquina Head Lighthouse - circa 1910

    This nicely composed view of Yaquina Head Lighthouse was created by Newport photographer Albert Thomas in about 1910. Learn More
  19. Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Near Newport - Eddy

    Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Near Newport - 1930

    Completed in 1873, this 93-foot high lighthouse was built using the design from the Pigeon Point Lighthouse in California. It originally included the two-story keeper's dwelling shown in this photo. Learn More

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