An expanse of land and sea
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 40.540 W 124° 04.519
10T E 414771 N 4947484
Quick Description: A history sign about Yaquina Head.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 2/27/2015 10:00:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMNEFG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:

Sign is located at the summit of Salal Hill.


Marker Name: An expanse of land and sea
Marker Text: The look of the shoreline has changed dramatically since Captain Cook sailed by here.

The chain of lighthouses, towns, and managed lands came long after Cook first recorded the region’s history.

Cook names a nearby cape
On March 7, 1778, Capt. James Cook and his crewmen sighted this portion of the coast. Cook, mindful of the weather, named the prominent headland 5 miles (8 km) to the north Cape Foulweather.

Lighthouse network
In 1871 the U.S. Lighthouse Service built a fifth-order lighthouse at Yaquina Head.
In 1938, Yaquina Head began broadcasting radio signals as part of a marine navigation facility.

The people’s land
More than 51% of Oregon is owned by the citizens of the United States.

Partners in protection
As individuals and as agencies, we all share a responsibility to look after these lands. The BLM manages 2.2 million acres (880,000 ha) of forest in western Oregon (shown in dark green). The Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Coast Guard, and Army Corps of Engineers have responsibility for additional lands nearby in their trust to the American people.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: BLM

Marker Type: Trail

Region: Coast

County: Lincoln

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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