Just north of Seakrest is the Yaquina Lighthouse. It stands on a rock outcropping near the Yaquina River near Newport. One misty day I walked to the lighthouse. The sun breaking through the mist was magical.

The Yaquina Head Lighthouse was known early in its existence as Cape Foulweather Lightouse was established in 1873. It is located in Lincoln County, near the mouth of the Yaquina River near Newport. It is a short walk or jog from Seakrest. The tower stands 93 feet tall and is the tallest lighthouse in Oregon. The Yaquina Head Light was made in Paris in 1868 and first lit August 20, 1873. It was automated in 1966. A two-story keeper’s dwelling was built at the time at the lighthouse tower and its adjoining oil house was constructed. In 1923, a one-story keeper’s house was added a short distant to the east. In 1938, a one-story building replaced the original two story dwelling. Both dwellings and outbuildings were demolished in 1984. The light can be seen 19 miles out to sea. There is an interpretive center that shares the lighthouse’s history nearby. But I got this information from Wikipedia.

Here are my two impressions of the lighthouse.

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