Umpqua River Lighthouse
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
N 43° 39.753 W 124° 11.941
10T E 403326 N 4835092
Quick Description: Historic lighthouse on the Oregon Coast overlooking the mouth of Winchester Bay.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 2/28/2006 12:41:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM858
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 56

Long Description:
Umpqua River Lighthouse


Marker Text:

Umpqua River Lighthouse

Originally the first lighthouse in the Oregon Territory was built in 1857 near the mouth of the river. It was undermined and destroyed by flood in Feb. 1864. Rebuilt here in 1891 and completed in 1894, it shines a guiding light to all mariners. The illumination was changed from oil to electricity in 1934
Conical Tower-65” Elev-165’ above sea level
Lens- 6’ diameter, 10’ high and weighs 2 tons
Prisms-6’6 hand cut in Paris France 1890
Lamp-xxxx Candlepower
Visibility-19 miles seaward
Signal-2 white flashes followed by 1 red
Radio beacon dot dot dash and dash
Original cost $50,000
U.S. Coast Guard

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Coast Guard

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Coast

County: Douglas

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": [Web Link]

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