List of all lighthouses in the state of Oregon as identified by the United States Coast Guard and other historical sources.
Most of Oregonís lighthouses were designed and built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1870 and 1896. They were erected on prominent headlands or near major estuaries to support commercial fishing and shipping along the Oregon coast. The lighthouses were originally managed by the former U.S. Lighthouse Board, with the U.S. Coast Guard taking over stewardship duties in 1939.
After installing automated beacons in the 1960s, the Coast Guard began transferring its lighthouse holdings to other government agencies. Nine of Oregonís surviving lighthouse stations have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. They are visited by more than 2.5 million people each year.
Focal height and coordinates are taken from the 1907 United States Coast Guard Light List, while location and dates of activation, automation, and deactivation are taken from the United States Coast Guard Historical information site for lighthouses.
Oregon Lighthouses (Umbrella Guides)
Oregon Territory s first lighthouse was built on the Umpqua River in 1857 to guide ships engaged in the growing coastal trade between California and the Pacific Northwest. These absorbing stories tell of the fascinating history of 14 lighthouse that served the Oregon Coast and lower Columbia River, and Columbia River Lightship station and the lighthouse tenders that served them all woven into the rich maritime lore of the Beaver State.
This guide is packed with maps, photographs and useful information, including visitors hours and descriptions of those lighthouses and nearby museums, which are open to the public.