I am always in awe when I visit a lighthouse. This weekend I saw two lighthouses that used to warn vessels about upcoming rocks and hazards of the shoreline.
Cape Arago lighthouse was a the beacon for Coos Bay. It was on an island where it was exposed to many of the Pacific Ocean’s elements and was in constant state or repair. It was decommissioned January 1, 2006 and is not open for public access. I was able to get a few pictures from different stopping points along the beach.
Next lighthouse was the Bandon Lighthouse which was just a dinky lighthouse on a spit available for public access. Originally known as Bandon Light it is now the Coquille Lighthouse commissioned in 1896, it guided mariners past the dangerous shifting sandbars of the Coquille river.
I remember when my daughter was in 5th grade she had to do a project on all the Oregon lighthouses, with a map and history on each one for display. It was a fun project.