Society member George Collins recently shared a spreadsheet of USCG_drawings of West Coast lighthouses that have had work done on them by the Coast Guard. These drawings are now in the Record Group 26 collection at the National Archives in San Bruno, California. Collins hired a freelance researcher to photograph the drawings relating to Yaquina Head Light Station, Oregon.
Many architectural drawings for West Coast lighthouses have been loaded onto our website by Society volunteer Gary Riemenschneider. Members can request a limited number of drawings from the Society Archives free of charge.
Submitted May 27, 2018
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Candace was the US Lighthouse Society historian from 2016 until she passed away in August 2018. For 30 years, her work involved lighthouse history. She worked with the National Park Service and the Council of American Maritime Museums. She was a noted author and was considered the most knowledgable person on lighthouse information at the National Archives. Books by Candace Clifford include: Women who Kept the Lights: a History of Thirty-eight Female Lighthouse Keepers , Mind the Light Katie, and Maine Lighthouses, Documentation of their Past.
2 thoughts on “USCG Drawings for the West Coast”
Candace, a correction. The drawings I’ve attained so far are of the Firat Order Yaquina Head LH, not the 5th Order Bay LH.
Sorry about that. I always get the two confused. I have corrected it in the original post.