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X-03. (large National Archives copy photographs) Life Saving Station, Lighthouses, – Oregon & Washington

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X-03. (large National Archives copy photographs) Life Saving Station, Lighthouses, – Oregon & Washington

X-03. (copy photograph) Life Saving Station Lookout / Lighthouse, Newport, Oregon. Large 11” x 14” b/w copy photograph taken from a National Archives image provides a great view of the Life Saving Service crew posed at the Newport, Oregon lighthouse on May 14, 1911. 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, perfect for framing. $28

Other large 11″ x 14″ National Archives images available include:

X-04. (copy photograph) Cape Argo Lighthouse and Fog Signal Building, Coos Bay, Oregon. 11” x 14”. $34.

X-05. (copy photograph) Mukileto Lighthouse and Keeper’s Houses, Pudget Sound, Washington. 9” x 14” . $28.

X-06. (copy photograph) Cape Mears Lighthouse with Keepers, Oregon. 10” x 14” . $24.

X-07. (copy photograph) Cape Blanco Lighthouse and Keeper’s House, Oregon. 8 ½”  x 14” . $28.

X-08. (copy photograph) Desbemona Lighthouse, Columbia River. 11”  x 14” . $28.

X-13. (copy photograph) Lighthouse, Bandon, Oregon. 11”  x 14” . $22.

X-14. (copy photograph) North Head Lighthouse, Wash. 11”  x 14” . $22.

X-15. (copy photograph) Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Oregon. 11”  x 14” . $28.