Yaquina Bay Lighthouse Lighthouse Trail

Just a few steps up the lighthouse trail brings you to the "classic" view of the south facade. From here, the restoration work completed over the past several years is evident. The traditional paint scheme is simple: a white structure with light brown shutters and fire-engine red light tower. The restoration also included reconstruction of the white picket fence that frames the house, consistent with the period architecture.

  The scope of the preservation efforts needed to save the lighthouse from destruction is only evident when you compare the current condition of the structure with the 1962 photo, below, where the original clapboard siding had been obscured with shingles, windows were boarded up and the front porch and stairway were crumbling. For more historic photos, be sure to visit the Yaquina Bay History pages on this site.


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