Yaquina Head Lighthouse - circa 1910


Yaquina Head Lighthouse - Albert L. Thomas

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This nicely composed view of Yaquina Head Lighthouse was created by Newport photographer Albert Thomas in about 1910. Built in 1873, the lighthouse is named after its location - a narrow point of land jutting due west nearly one mile into the Pacific Ocean, north of Newport.

The two-story building in detail view 1 was the lighthouse keeper's house, which was removed in 1984. The lighthouse still functions, though its oil-burning wicks have been replaced by an automatic 1000 watt bulb that flashes on and off twenty-four hours a day.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA1197
Photographer Albert L. Thomas
Location Newport, Oregon Coast, Lincoln County
Subject Lighthouses, Ocean
Decade 1910s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Medium-size Print
Size of Original 4 x 6 inches
Photographer's Number No