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Oregon’s Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, “The Haunted Light”

Yaquina Bay, the place where the Yaquina River empties into the Pacific about two-thirds of the way up the Oregon coast, takes its name from the Native American tribe that once populated the area. After Congress appropriated $20,000 for a lighthouse at the north side of the mouth of the bay, supplies were landed by… Continue reading Oregon’s Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, “The Haunted Light”

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Lighthouse News of the Week

Waugoshance Lighthouse (MI) endangered by erosion High water levels on Lake Michigan, combined with storms, have damaged the foundation of Waugoshance Lighthouse. “I drove by it and there was a gaping, glaring hole in the foundation that hadn’t been there before,” tour operator Brent Tompkins recently said. Chris West, president of the board for Waugoshance… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week

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Lighthouse News of the Week

New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge this weekend, Oct. 19-20 This weekend you can visit 10 participating lighthouses, three life-saving stations, and one museum, while supporting the ongoing preservation of these historic beacons, during the 20th annual Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 20. All participating sites are open during the… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week

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Lighthouse News of the Week

Celebration of new owner of Duxbury Pier Lighthouse (MA) On Saturday, September 14, the deed to Duxbury Pier Light Station, better known on Boston’s South Shore as “Bug Light,” was officially transferred to Project Gurnet & Bug Lights, Inc., from the U.S. Department of the Interior. Saturday’s celebration took place aboard the paddle-wheeler Pilgrim Belle,… Continue reading Lighthouse News of the Week