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    A silent, majestic sentinel, Yaquina Head Light Station stands watch over offshore fishing boats, surfers, and nesting sea birds at Yaquina Head, Oregon.

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    The historic Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is believed to be the oldest building in Newport, Oregon.

Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses

Welcome to our website. Here you’ll find information on the two beautiful lighthouses in Newport on the central Oregon Coast and our efforts to restore and maintain them.

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Yaquina Head Light Station was built in 1872 and operated by the U.S. Lighthouse Board, afterward called the U.S. Lighthouse Service. The Lighthouse Service was abolished in 1939, at which time the U.S. Coast Guard took over operations.  Learn more…

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

A piece of Oregon history sits atop a bluff at the mouth of the Yaquina River. It is the Historic Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, built in 1871 and decommissioned in 1874.  Learn more…