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17125. (cabinet photo) Umpqua River Light Station, Oregon c.1890’s. Rare large 5” x 8 ½” cabinet photo shows great detail of the light tower and Keeper’s dwelling shortly after the new tower was finished in 1893. A few spots or stains to mount but photo is clean and clear. (VG+). $48.

12292f. (photo) U. S. Life Saving Surfman and Crew, Newport, Oregon c.1911. Unusual clear image features the 7-member Life-Saving Service crew and Keeper posing in front of the lighthouse crew quarters at Newport, Oregon. In addition is an inset photo of Surfman “Smiles”added by him, along with a lengthy note to his sister on the back. The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse was located on a hill overlooking the northern side of the entrance to Yaquina Bay . In April 1871, 36 acres were purchased at the north entrance of the bay and the lighthouse was quickly built. With increased maritime traffic along the Oregon Coast , the Lighthouse Board decided the area would be better served with a coastal light at Yaquina Head, just four miles north. The completion of Yaquina Head Light in 1873 eliminated the need for the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. On October 1, 1874, the light was extinguished and the fifth-order Fresnel lens was transferred to the Yerba Buena Light station in San Francisco Bay , where it was lit in 1875. The old lighthouse structure remained empty for years until in 1906, the U.S. Life-Saving Service quartered their crew in the house and constructed a lookout station nearby. It was used for this purpose by the U.S. Lifesaving Service and then the U.S. Coast Guard until 1933 when it was again abandoned. Wonderful clear, close view provides good detail of the station, crew and Surfman “Smiles”. The young surfman writes to his sister in part “…if you don’t think I am smiling, look at this picture it will prove it….” Great early detail, on postcard paper. The photo has a date of May 14, 1911. Postcard is postmarked 1912. Interesting piece. (VG+). $110.

1719. (photo) Fresnel Lens at Cape Meares Lighthouse, Oregon c.1991. Clear, close, original 8” x 10” press photo shows excellent detail as Barb Schiller explores the inside of the decommissioned Cape Meares lens. Photo is b/w and includes date and description on back. Dated August 28, 1991. Clear, close view, great detail. (VG+). $34.

1765. (photo) Warrior Rock Light, Sauvie Island, Oregon c.1969. Clear, close, original 8” x 10” press photo shows excellent detail of the six-foot buoy, serving as a temporary warning signal at Warrior Rock Light. The light, bell and striker were removed from the tower after it was struck by a barge on May 29th., tearing away some 20 per cent of the tower base. Warrior Rock was Oregon’s smallest light and contained the Pacific Northwest’s oldest fog bell. Photo is b/w and includes date and description on back. Dated July 9, 1969. Clear, close view, great detail. (VG+). $38.

 

16238. (photo) U. S. Life Saving Crew, Newport, Oregon Breeches Buoy Drill c.1911 by F.F. Sasman photographer. Fine clear image features the Life-Saving Service crew and Keeper performing the breeches buoy drill on the beach. Clear, very close b/w photo provides unprecedented detail as the crotch poles are set up and a surfman waits on the drill pole to receive the line. Unusually good view, great early detail, on postcard paper. Near fine. (F-). $95.

16195. (photo) Restored Roosevelt Style Coast Guard Barracks, Umpqua River Station, Oregon c.1980. Clear, close, original press photo shows excellent detail of the Coast Guard barracks building at Umpqua River, Oregon. In 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), authorized the building of 45 United States Coast Guard Stations around the country. The United States Coast Guard took over the Umpqua River Lighthouse in 1939 and over the years there were constructed several new buildings including a barracks and a boathouse. The original lighthouse keepers' dwellings were torn down in the 1950s. By the 1960s, the station was automated, but watched over by the service personnel of the nearby Coast Guard base in Winchester Bay and the Aids to Navigation team based out of Coos Bay. At some point, the Coast Guard vacated the station completely and in March 1976, the Coast Guard deeded the barracks and boathouse to the Douglas County Parks Department. On October 21, 1977, the Umpqua River Lighthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of Interior. Douglas County restored the Coast Guard barracks building in 1980, shown here. After the restoration was completed, the ground story of the building was transformed into a lighthouse museum. Photo is b/w and measures 6 ¼” x 10”. Includes short caption on back. Clear, close view, good detail. (VG+). $36.

 

12292a,b. (photo) U. S. Life Saving Crew, Newport, Oregon c.1912. Fine clear image features the 8-member Life-Saving Service crew and Keeper posing in front of the station at Newport, Oregon. Clear, close b/w photo includes a great view of the rare Fort Point-type “Witch’s Hat” boathouse. Nice view, great early detail, on postcard paper. c.1904-1915. (VG+). $69.

1623. (photo) Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, Newport, Oregon c.1936. Nice detailed early view shows the old lighthouse building along with the later Coast Guard lookout tower. The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is located on a hill overlooking the northern side of the entrance to Yaquina Bay . In April 1871, 36 acres were purchased at the north entrance of the bay and the lighthouse was quickly built. With increased maritime traffic along the Oregon Coast , the Lighthouse Board decided the area would be better served with a coastal light at Yaquina Head, just four miles north. The completion of Yaquina Head Light in 1873 eliminated the need for the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. On October 1, 1874, the light was extinguished and the fifth-order Fresnel lens was transferred to the Yerba Buena Light station in San Francisco Bay , where it was lit in 1875. The house remained empty for years until in 1906, the U.S. Lifesaving Service quartered a crew in the house and constructed a lookout station nearby. It was used for this purpose by the U.S. Lifesaving Service and then the U.S. Coast Guard until 1933 when it was again abandoned. Wonderful clear, close view provides good detail of the station with windows boarded. Photos measures 3” x 4 ½”. Dated on back July 5, 1936. Clear view. (VG+). $24.

 

28366c. [commemorative dish] Tillamook Rock and Lighthouse, Astoria, Oregon c. 1900. An exceptionally rare, bright, gilt decorated and edged commemorative dish featuring a large clear, detailed color image of the “Lighthouse at Tillamook Rock Near Seaside, Oregon.” One of only a few of this light that I have had, this unusual piece has a large 3” color image of the light on the tall rock island. This pretty display piece measures 6 ¾” by 4 5/8” oval and is enhanced by a decorative gilded and lace decorated edge. Marked “Made in Germany.” Quite clean, bright, only light wear. A beautiful, bright display piece. (VG+). $74.

 

15169. (photo) Coast Guard 36-foot MLB from Astoria Searches for Shipwreck Victims c.1936. Clear, close original 7” x 9” press photos shows great detail of the 36-foot motor lifeboat as they search for 32 members of the crew of the freighter Iowa, lost after it was smashed upon Peacock Spit near Astoria, Oregon. Good view of MLB underway. Photo is b/w and includes date and credit line or description on back. Dated January 15, 1936. Rare view. (VG+). $42.

15164. (photo) Coast Guard 36-foot MLB from Columbia River Bar c.1980. Clear, close original 7” x 9” press photos shows great detail as Boatswain’s Mate Chief Jerold L. Steed stands in front of the old 36-foot MLB once used at the Columbia River Bar. Steed Supervised the Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat School at Cape Disappointment. Photo is b/w and includes date and credit line or description on back. Nice view of MLB. Dated March 20, 1980. (VG+). $38.

1527b. (photo) U. S. Life Saving Crew, Newport, Oregon Breeches Buoy Drill c.1911. Fine clear image features the Life-Saving Service crew and Keeper performing the breeches buoy drill on the beach. Clear, very close b/w photo provides unprecedented detail including the Lyle projectile in flight toward the drill pole! Unusually good view, great early detail, on postcard paper. Very light soiling and wear. c.1911. (VG+). $78.

15154. (photo) U.S. Life-Saving Service Surfboat Crew, Tillamook Bay Station, Barview Beach, Oregon c.1915. Close view shows crew standing with the surfboat and the boat carriage following a drill. Photo is overall quite clear and sharp and measure 3 ½” x 5 ½” on postcard paper. Postmarked August 20, 1915. Superb image, near fine. (VG+). $84.

 

 

1417. (souvenir plate) c.1898. A rare, bright, decorated edged commemorative plate featuring a beautiful clear, full color hand painted image of the Tillamook Bay Life Saving Station, Barview, Garibaldi, Oregon. One of only a few like this station that I have had, this attractive plate has a quite detailed image of the rare 1908 Peterson Point-style life-saving station, now a private residence and the only surviving example of this type of station. This beautiful display piece measures 8 ½” in diameter and is enhanced by a wide decorative trim around the edge. Nice painting quality image makes this a striking piece. Not marked, dating this piece before 1898. Very little if any wear, a striking display piece and quite rare. (F-). $110.

1448. (photo) U. S. Life Saving Crew, Bandon, Oregon Capsize Drill c.1911. Fine clear image features the Coquille River Life-Saving Service crew and Keeper performing a capsize drill in the station lifeboat. Clear, very close b/w photo provides unprecedented detail of the crew and boat as they stand on the gunwails and pull the boat on its side. Unusually good view, great early detail, on postcard paper. c.1911. (VG+). $38.

14271. (copy photo) U.S. Life-Saving Service Surfboat Crew, Tillamook Bay Station, Barview, Oregon c.1910 view. Close view from early negative shows crew loading the surfboat onto the boat carriage following a drill. Unusually clear, close glossy b/w  8” x 10” copy photo was printed photo-chemically (not digitally scanned) from an original photo or negative and shows great detail of the men and equipment including a rare view of the carriage sections. Superb view. $48.

1408. (lot 2 photos) U.S. Life Saving Station Lookout / Lighthouse and Surf, Newport , Oregon c.1910. Rare early set of two snapshot photos show good detail of the Life Saving Service station at the Newport , Oregon lighthouse in about 1910. The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is located on a hill overlooking the northern side of the entrance to Yaquina Bay . In April 1871, 36 acres were purchased at the north entrance of the bay and the lighthouse was quickly built. With increased maritime traffic along the Oregon Coast , the Lighthouse Board decided the area would be better served with a coastal light at Yaquina Head, just four miles north. The completion of Yaquina Head Light in 1873 eliminated the need for the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. On October 1, 1874, the light was extinguished and the fifth-order Fresnel lens was transferred to the Yerba Buena Light station in San Francisco Bay , where it was lit in 1875. The house remained empty for years until in 1906, the U.S. Lifesaving Service quartered a crew in the house and constructed a lookout station nearby. It was used for this purpose by the U.S. Lifesaving Service and then the U.S. Coast Guard until 1933 when it was again abandoned. Wonderful clear, close view provides good detail of the station. Photos measures 3 ¼” x 4 ¼”. Clear view, 1 spot, light wear. (G+). $24.

14172. (photo) U.S. Life Saving Station Lookout / Lighthouse, Newport , Oregon c.1910.  Rare early photo on postcard paper shows great detail of the Life Saving Service crew posed at the Newport , Oregon lighthouse in about 1910. The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is located on a hill overlooking the northern side of the entrance to Yaquina Bay . In April 1871, 36 acres were purchased at the north entrance of the bay and the lighthouse was quickly built. With increased maritime traffic along the Oregon Coast , the Lighthouse Board decided the area would be better served with a coastal light at Yaquina Head, just four miles north. The completion of Yaquina Head Light in 1873 eliminated the need for the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. On October 1, 1874, the light was extinguished and the fifth-order Fresnel lens was transferred to the Yerba Buena Light station in San Francisco Bay , where it was lit in 1875. The house remained empty for years until in 1906, the U.S. Lifesaving Service quartered a crew in the house and constructed a lookout station nearby. It was used for this purpose by the U.S. Lifesaving Service and then the U.S. Coast Guard until 1933 when it was again abandoned. Wonderful clear, close view provides great detail of the station and crew. Note the surfman standing on the lantern gallery, and the two surfmen with signal flags. Photo measures 3 ½” x 5” on postcard paper. Clear close view. (VG+). $94.

1527. (photo) U. S. Life Saving Crew, Newport, Oregon Capsize Drill c.1911. Fine clear image features the 8-member Life-Saving Service crew and Keeper performing a capsize drill in the station lifeboat. Clear, very close b/w photo provides unprecedented detail of the crew and boat as they stand on the gunwails and pull the boat on its side.  Unusually good view, great early detail, on postcard paper. c.1911. (VG+). $68.

 

1488. Finucane, Stephanie. HECETA HOUSE: A History and Architectural Survey. Studies in Cultural Resource Management No. 3. US Forest Service. Pacific Northwest Region. Siuslaw National Forest. Revised February 6, 1980. Soft wraps. Drawings by Jeannine Rowley. Heceta House has stood high on a headland of the Oregon coast for almost 90 years. In that time, the house has played host to homesteaders, lighthouse keepers, school teachers, road workers, military patrols and travelers. The historic value of the site was recognized in 1978 when it was included on the National Register of Historic Places. The house, garage, lighthouse tower and two oil houses at Heceta all were listed on the register. The Waldport Ranger District of the Siuslaw National Forest, owner of the house, was charged with administration and maintenance of that building. The lighthouse and oil houses are owned by the U.S. Coast Guard, and that agency is responsible for their upkeep. This history, which was funded by the Forest Service, will be used by cultural resource personnel at the Waldport District in developing a restoration and maintenance program for the house. Much of the early history of the headland has been lost. Only a few articles in books and newspapers remain to tell us of the building and "breaking in" period of the house. However, many former residents of Heceta are living, and they have provided photographs and information on the later history of the head. In a strict sense, this is a history of the house itself: a history of when and why it was built, why some rooms were added and others razed. However, without the stories of those who made their home at Heceta House, this would be little more than a compilation of facts, figures and dates. It is the memories of Heceta Head's former residents, as well as the memories of their friends and neighbors, that give life to this history. Their stories of agate hunting, abundant elk and salmon, barn dances, fourth of July picnics and USO movies are as much a part of the site as the house itself. Most interesting reading. Contents clean and tight, wraps light wear. (VG+). $44.

1412. (reproduction cabinet photo) Life Saving Service Boathouse, Yaquina Bay, Oregon c.1900. Fine reproduction of original cabinet photo measures 5 ¼” x 8 ½”. Photo provides great detail as the 9 man crew poses in front of the Fort Point-type boathouse. Cabinet Cards were a very popular way to collect photos of far away, exotic places in the 1880's through 1920's. Many sizes were marketed, one very popular size being the "Boudoir" card, which appeared in the late 1880's, after which this card is patterned. This Boudoir Cards are styled to have the look and feel of rare and valuable vintage cards, using modern archival materials. They even include period-style studio advertising on the backs. Cards are printed on Epson Ultra Premium Presentation paper, using genuine Epson Ultrachrome inks. The images are mounted permanently on Crescent Select mat board, using Bienfang Archival dry mount tissue. Both the front and the back are photo surfaces. Lastly, the Boudoir Cards are carefully cut to size with rounded corners, duplicating the look of the original cards. (M). $28.

1413. (reproduction cabinet photo) Life Saving Service Boathouse, Coos Bay, Oregon c.1900. Fine reproduction of original cabinet photo measures 5 ¼” x 8 ½”. Photo provides great detail as the 6 man crew poses on the boat ramp in front of the Fort Point-type boathouse. Cabinet Cards were a very popular way to collect photos of far away, exotic places in the 1880's through 1920's. Many sizes were marketed, one very popular size being the "Boudoir" card, which appeared in the late 1880's, after which this card is patterned. This Boudoir Cards are styled to have the look and feel of rare and valuable vintage cards, using modern archival materials. They even include period-style studio advertising on the backs. Cards are printed on Epson Ultra Premium Presentation paper, using genuine Epson Ultrachrome inks. The images are mounted permanently on Crescent Select mat board, using Bienfang Archival dry mount tissue. Both the front and the back are photo surfaces. Lastly, the Boudoir Cards are carefully cut to size with rounded corners, duplicating the look of the original cards. (M). $28.

 

1415. (reproduction cabinet photo) Lighthouse at Cape Gregory, Coos Bay, Oregon c.1900. Fine reproduction of original cabinet photo measures 5 ¼” x 8 ½”. Photo provides great detail of the fog signal building and light tower behind. To the left can be seen the keeper’s house. Cabinet Cards were a very popular way to collect photos of far away, exotic places in the 1880's through 1920's. Many sizes were marketed, one very popular size being the "Boudoir" card, which appeared in the late 1880's, after which this card is patterned. This Boudoir Cards are styled to have the look and feel of rare and valuable vintage cards, using modern archival materials. They even include period-style studio advertising on the backs. Cards are printed on Epson Ultra Premium Presentation paper, using genuine Epson Ultrachrome inks. The images are mounted permanently on Crescent Select mat board, using Bienfang Archival dry mount tissue. Both the front and the back are photo surfaces. Lastly, the Boudoir Cards are carefully cut to size with rounded corners, duplicating the look of the original cards. (M). $28.

 

 

13399. O'Neil, Wayne R. Man & The Sea - Shipwrecks of Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon 1792-1949. 2013. Long Beach. 221p. Soft wraps. Man & The Sea tells the dramatic story of shipwrecks and groundings at the mouth of the Columbia River dating from 1792 up through 1949. These are stories of wooden ships and brave men including the life-savers of the Life-Saving Service, Coast Guard and Lighthouse Service who many times fought to save the imperiled mariners. The author covers over 230 shipwreck and mishaps at the mouth of the Columbia River and surrounding areas, as well as a pictorial overview of construction at Columbia River's North and South Jetties, a history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, U.S. Coast Guard and the lighthouses in the area. Filled with over 200 period photos, illustrations and maps, this will be a great addition to your library. (M). $34.

 

12221. Glen, Susan L. U.S.C.G. Air Station and Group Astoria. Arcadia. 2012. 128p. Soft wraps. 180 vintage photographs. US Coast Guard Air Station and Group Astoria was established on August 14, 1964, at Tongue Point in Astoria. It is currently located at the Warrenton-Astoria Regional Airport in Warrenton, Oregon. The group includes Air Station Astoria, the Aids to Navigation Team, Station Grays Harbor at Westport, Washington, Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Washington, and Station Tillamook Bay at Garibaldi, Oregon. They also supply support for the USCG cutter Alert (WMEC-630), USCG cutter Steadfast (WMEC-623), USCG cutter Fir (WLB-213), the National Motor Lifeboat School, the Electronic Support Detachment at Astoria, the Advanced Rescue Swimmer School, the Marine Safety Detachment, and the Advanced Helicopter Rescue School. In August 2011, the unit became USCG Sector Columbia River. Through a wealth of vintage photographs and descriptive text, the author reveals the work and history of this important Coast Guard unit. Superb photographs, well worth it for the photos alone. (M). $21.99.

 

1257. (photo) Coast Guard Rescue - Steamer Laurel Wrecked off Astoria, Oregon c.1929. Large 7” x 10” photo by Albert Remmen shows the Coast Guard crew on the beach as they fire the Lyle Gun in an attempt to get a line to the steamer’s crew. The line failed to reach the wreck, which was finally gained by the Coast Guard surfboat. One of the ship’s crew was reported lost before he could be rescued. Dated June 18, 1929. Clear close view with description on back. Clean, crisp. (VG+). $64.

 

1209. (mounted photo) U.S. Life Saving Station, Yaquina Bay, Newport, Oregon c.1895. Rare mounted image of the Marquette-style station built in 1895. In the foreground can be seen the unusual “U.S.L.S.S. Yaquina Bay” sign, next to the flag pole flying the Life-Saving Service pennant. Image is clear and clean and measures 4” x 4 ¼” on 5 ¼” x 6 ¼” decorated mount. Probably taken shortly after the station was completed in 1895. (VG+). $88.

11132. Watson, Chandler B. An Adventure in the Surf. Oregon Historical Quarterly. June 1965. Pp 101-192. Soft wraps. Account of the grounding of the steamer Tacoma at the mouth of the Umpqua River in 1883 by the Collector of Customs, who was a member of the life-saving service volunteer crew attempting this rescue. During this ordeal, the paid Life-Saving Service keeper performed so poorly that later charges of cowardice were made against him and he was later discharged. Detailed account of the incident. Clean, full issue with a number of interesting articles, a few pages loose. (VG-). $14.

11134. Holbert, Merrie. Guardians of the Oregon Coast. North Bend. 1989. 14p. Soft wraps. Reproductions of the author’s lovely water color paintings of five Oregon light stations with a bit of history on each. Nicely done. (M). $8.

23109. [stereoview] Cape Meares Lighthouse, Oregon. (c.1880). By L. J. Ennes, Hillsboro. Excellent close view of the squat 1st order lantern and tower. Rare view of the white octagonal light tower and lantern. Excellent view of the lantern with shades closed to block out the midday sun. This extremely rare view shows good detail of the tower and is bright and clear. (VG+). $84.

28171. (photo) Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Oregon c.1930's. Lovely 3 ½” x 11” b/w photograph provides a great, clear view of this historic light station on the high bluff overlooking the rocky coastline. Nicely done professional image, clear, crisp, perfect for framing. (VG+). $44.

 

23311. Russell, Florence . CHILD LIFE IN OREGON – A True Story. Boston . 1866. 193 p. 16 Mo. Extremely rare narrative describes the life of the family of lighthouse keeper Bliss on Cape Hancock at the mouth of the Columbia River . This is a relaxed narrative, without any real plot to speak of, comprising a series of vignettes that describe the family life at  the lighthouse, the wreck of a ship coming up from San Francisco , pioneer life in Astoria and Oysterville and on Baker Bay , fauna and flora, and encounters with Chinook Indians by the family and much more. The story includes quite a few details, making this a most unusual insight into the keeper’s life. A highly readable and entertaining book and extremely rare, heretofore unknown. In green cloth on boards with gilt lettering and decoration, frontispiece engraving, otherwise not  illustrated.  Contents are clean with a few minor spots here and there and some foxing on the title page and frontispiece's protective tissue. The front end papers have two different gift inscriptions, plus the name of a third owner. The paper on the front hinge is starting to split, but the hinge is sound. The covers have minor corner wear, rubs, and spots. Important find. (VG-). $225 net.

10488. Marc, Jacques F. Pacific Coast Steamship China. UBC Press. 2009. 182p. Hardcover.  300+ color and 80 b/w photographs. At the height of Pacific-coast steamship travel in the late 1800s and early 1900s, passengers enjoyed a sit-down dinner served on china with silver flatware. Today, the only places you can still find this china is at flea markets and antique shops or by diving at old dock sites and on shipwrecks. Pacific Coast Ship China identifies and dates shipping china used along the Pacific coast of North America. It identifies more than 280 china patterns used on vessels and in-shore establishments of shipping organizations registered in Alaska, Yukon Territory, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho and Hawaii; it describes patterns used in coastal, intercoastal and transpacific services. In addition to passenger vessels, it documents the china used by freighter operations, oil companies, government services and yacht clubs. This easy-to-use guide identifies almost 300 china patterns. It provides collectors, museum technicians, divers, history buffs and anyone else interested in identifying and dating Pacific-coast ship china with all the information they need. It also includes brief descriptions of 73 Pacific-coast shipping companies and government services including Lighthouse Service and Coast Guard. (M). $79.95.

10424a. (post card) U.S. Lighthouse Establishment, 13th L.H. District, Portland, Oregon c.1886. Postmark Feb. 6 1886. Albina, Oregon. Addressed to Chas F. Powell, Captain of Engineers, 13th Dist. 3rd. Floor, Ainsworth Block, Corner 3rd. and Oak St., Portland, Oregon. Message: “Capt. Powell, Sir, The light on the upper beacon (Albina, Or.) was placed in position to night. I think I will be able to manage it all right hereafter and I will get the carpenter to finish fixing the piles as soon as the water falls a little more. Respectfully, Edward F. Murphy, Beacon Light Tender.”Some light staining left side of card. Very nice early lighthouse communication. (VG). $18.

10424c. (post card) U.S. Lighthouse Establishment, 13th L.H. District, Portland, Oregon c.1897. Postmark Dec. 13, 1897. Addressed to Com. John P. Merrell, U.S. Lighthouse Inspector, City (Portland, Oregon) This is a notice of the Chamber of Commerce meeting to be held on Tues. Dec. 14, 1897. Card is date stamped for time of arrival. Interestingly it was postmarked at 4pm on Dec. 13, the meeting was at 3:30 pm on Dec. 14, the card was office date stamped Dec. 20, 6 days after the meeting. Light stain. Very nice early lighthouse communication. (VG). $14.

10424e. (post card) U.S. Lighthouse Establishment, 13th L.H. District, Portland, Oregon c.1903. Postmark Chicago, ILL. Aug 25, 1903. Addressed to Light House Establishment, Office of Inspector, 13th District. Card is an advisement of shipment dated Chicago, 8/19/1903 from Alfred H. Post & Co., Grand Central Station. Very nice early lighthouse communication. (VG). $12.

10424f. (post card) U.S. Lighthouse Establishment, 13th L.H. District, Portland, Oregon c.1908. Postmark Feb. 19, 1908. Addressed to Inspector of Lights, Portland, Oregon, 13th District. Date stamped on back Feb. 20, 1908. Message: “Have met with slight accident and sprained left ankle badly. Dr. says I will be laid up about two weeks. Very respectfully, A. R. Harris.” Light edge damage. Very nice early lighthouse communication. (VG). $14.

D-09-5. US Lighthouse Service, official business envelope. This envelope is pre-addressed to the Superintendent of Lighthouses in Portland , Oregon . This is a typical #10 size envelope which measures approximately 4.25" X 9.5". $26.

23287. LASSOED FROM THE WAVES BY THE LIGHTKEEPER’S DAUGHTER. The Illustrated Police News. nd. c.1890. Large full page engraved illustration depicts the young lightkeeper’s daughter, kneeling on the rocks near the base of the Oconogee Lighthouse in Oregon, hurling out a line to rescue a passenger lost overboard from a passing steamer. Beautiful, close image on light rose paper would be wonderful framed. (F-). $68.

6332-28. Coast Guard. LIGHT LIST PACIFIC COAST OF THE UNITED STATES. United States, Canada, Hawaiian, Guam, and Samoan Islands. Honolulu, San Francisco, Seattle, and Juneau Districts. Wash. 1940. 347 p. Original soft wraps, bound in cloth library binding of the Coast and Geodetic Survey and the Library of Congress. Covers the entire Pacific Coast of North America. Includes descriptions of lights and light vessels, buoys, fog signals as well as other important information. Includes location, height above water, distance seen, candlepower, description of structure, and more. Includes small fold-out map of radiobeacon system on the Pacific coast. Overall in unusually good condition for an early list, contents quite clean and tight, a very nice copy. Very difficult to find these Pacific coast lists and well worth the search. (F-) $64.

6332ggg. Coast Guard. LIGHT LIST Volume III PACIFIC COAST AND PACIFIC ISLANDS, 8TH, 12TH, 13TH, 14TH, and 17TH COAST GUARD DISTRICTS. 1984. CG-162. Wash. 303 pp. Desirable listing includes detailed information on all lighthouses, lightships, post lights and other aids to navigation including location, characteristics, range, height, color and peculiarities, fog signal information, and much more. Soft wraps unusually intact,  only light wear. Contents quite clean, tight. Difficult to find lists of this area. (VG)  $22.

 

10395. Lee, Ila G., Children of the Lighthouse. Bloomington. 2003. 125. Soft wraps. Children of the Lighthouse preserves the unique experiences of the author, living at a lighthouse during the Great Depression and Worls War II. The daughter of a lighthouse keeper, Lee grew up along the Pacific coast, occupying with her family different light stations in Oregon and Washington.  Featuring historical photographs and letters, this is a great opportunity to relive a bygone era. Great reading. (M). $13.95.

27201. Pinyerd, David. LIGHTHOUSES AND LIFESAVING ON THE OREGON COAST. 2007. Arcadia Publishing. 128 p. Soft wraps. 200 vintage photographs. The Oregon Coast has been the site of shipwrecks even before Lewis and Clark’s arrival in 1805. Even as the population grew, the federal government let the Oregon Coast go unguarded by lighthouses and lifesavers for decades. Economic and political pressures finally forced the government to build the first Oregon lighthouse in 1857 at the Umpqua River. The LifeSaving Service followed in 1878 with a station at the mouth of Coos Bay. Eventually, most of the harbor entrances and headlands were protected by both the Lighthouse Service and the LifeSaving Service, the precursor to today’s Coast Guard. Lighthouses and Lifesaving on the Oregon Coast commemorates the true heroes who served to warn, protect, and rescue those who went to sea. Another in the series from Arcadia , a well known publisher of local and regional histories, this volume draws from public and private collections, most never before published. Superb photographs, well worth it. (M). $19.99

2338b. Grant, John. STAYING AT A LIGHTHOUSE - America's Most Romantic Lighthouse Inns. Guilford. 2005. 104 p. Soft wraps. New Updated edition. Whether they were abandoned long ago or still stand as beacons in the fog, hundreds of lighthouses decorate the beautiful shores of North America. But only a few invite people to stay the night. Staying at a Lighthouse visits these unique overnight havens, offering a personal tour of the most sought-after landmarks in the country. A few of them operate as grand bed-and-breakfast inns. Others provide a more rustic experience, offering guests a retreat from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives. Still others allow visitors to assume the role of lighthouse keeper for a short time. But they all provide an experience that is romantic, renewing, and above all, memorable. Readers can step back in time at these and many other coastal towers: • Heceta Head Lighthouse, Oregon • East Brother Light Station, California • Sand Hills Lighthouse Inn, Michigan • Rose Island Lighthouse, Rhode Island • Saugerties Lighthouse, New York • Race Point Lighthouse, Massachusetts • Monomoy Point Lighthouse, Massachusetts • The Keeper's House Inn, Maine Information provided in each profile includes history of the lighthouse and the area, background of the present-day keepers, and a description of the accommodations and the guest experience, plus all pertinent practical contact details. (M). $11.95.  

CLEARANCE PRICED at Only $7.95 each:

Roberts, Bruce and Ray Jones. Over 80 color and b/w photographs. Soft wraps. Scarce early editions of this author’s earlier works covers the lighthouses along the coasts of the United States . The superb narrative and exquisite photography have made this lighthouse series repeated best sellers. Many signed by the author. (M).  

8268. CALIFORNIA LIGHTHOUSES – Point St. George to the Gulf of Santa Catalina . 1997. 86 p. (2)

LIGHTHOUSES OF CALIFORNIA AND HAWAII Eureka to San Diego to Honolulu . 2002. 87 p. (5)

WESTERN LIGHTHOUSES. Olympic Peninsula to San Diego . 1993. 117p. (1)

WESTERN GREAT LAKES LIGHTHOUSES. Michigan and Superior. 1996. 87p. (1)

23277. Nelson, Sharlene P. & Ted W., UMBRELLA GUIDE TO OREGON LIGHTHOUSES. Kenmore. 1994. 118p. Soft wraps. A guide and history of the 14 Oregon lighthouses, lightships and tenders. In addition to official records, family records, newspaper accounts and engineering, this detailed guide provides information on visiting the lights with photos, maps and details of availability. A nicely done lighthouse guide for the area. (M). $10.95.

22513. Leffingwell, Randy and Pamela Welty. LIGHTHOUSES OF THE PACIFIC COAST – Your Guide to Lighthouses of California, Oregon and Washington. Stillwater. 2002. 176 p. A Pictorial Discovery Guide. DJ. A fresh look at the history and technological evolution of lighthouses in the area, the development of apparatus, architecture, construction and maintenance on their remote sites, the daily life of the keepers and much more. The author presents an exciting history illustrated with stunning photographs, historical anecdotes, architectural details and local legends. Lavishly illustrated, an excellent text on the subject and guide for the area. (M). Hard Cover $29.95.

 

Light-House Service District Maps

10345. [Light-House Service District Maps]. U. S. Light-House Service. c. June 30, 1891. A rare opportunity to obtain an official U. S. Light-House Service District charts of all district aids to navigation as bound in their Annual Reports. Normally these charts are included within the Annual Reports and we are unable to offer them separately but we have found a lot of disbound charts in good condition. These are fine for matting and framing for your wall. Charts detail the entire Light-House District in three colors, and show all lighthouses, beacons, light vessels, fog signals, lighted buoys, Light-House Depots, and more. Charts average 8 ½” x 10” in size and are overall clean, may have very light stain,  with only one light original fold, light age toning. A rare chance to obtain the chart of your District for framing. (VG).

TWELFTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From the boundary between California and Mexico to the boundary between California and Oregon .   $44.

THIRTEENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From the boundary between California and Oregon to the northern boundary of the United States and includes Alaska . Includes all of Oregon and Washington , and Alaskan waters.   $44.

U. S. Light-House Service District Charts - Large Size

20178. [Light-House District Maps]. U. S. Light-House Service. c. 1900-1908. A rare opportunity to obtain an official U. S. Light-House Service District charts of all district aids to navigation as bound in their Annual Reports. Normally these charts are included within the Annual Reports and we are unable to offer them separately but we have found a lot of disbound charts in wonderful condition. These are perfect for matting and framing for your wall. Charts detail the entire Light-House District in three colors, and show all lighthouses, beacons, light vessels, fog signals, lighted buoys, Light-House Depots, and more. Charts average about 16" x 20" in size and are clean and crisp, with only light original folds. A rare chance to obtain the chart of your District, ideal for framing. (VG+).

UNITED STATES. Outline Map shows all of the United States Light-House Districts with the more important lights noted. Includes all of continental United States and Alaska. $88.

TWELFTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From the boundary between California and Mexico to the boundary between California and Oregon. $88.

THIRTEENTH LIGHT-HOUSE DISTRICT. From the boundary between California and Oregon to the northern boundary of the United States and includes Alaska. Includes all of Oregon and Washington, and Alaskan waters. $88.

 

 

 

 

 

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