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Jun 11, 2012 - Birds & Seals

We had to go back for one more wildlife visit before leaving this stunning area. If you are looking to see whales, birds, seals and more, don't miss the Yaquina Head Lighthouse area. The rocks behind the lighthouse are filled to overflowing with birds. We saw some today that had a beautiful blue color. They seemed to be spread out about 20 feet apart with nesting sites. Two of them were doing a mating dance, and had females on the nest. It was awesome to watch. We also saw hundreds of seals playing in the water, mostly smaller pups with...

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Jun 6, 2012 - Yaquina Head Lighthouse

We have visited two lighthouses since arriving in Newport. I posted a picture of the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse in yesterday's post. I am posting the pictures of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse today. It is the tallest lighthouse in Oregon, standing at 93 feet tall. The Yaquina Head Light was also known early in its existence as the Cape Foulweather Lighthouse. I am pasting a list of interesting facts listed from Wikipedia for more information. I hope you enjoy the photos. From Wikipedia: It is located on a narrow point of land jutting west into...

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May 16, 2010 - Yaquina Bay Lighthouses

Sunday finds out the door to scope out the two local lighthouses - Yaquina Bay Lighthouse and Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Yaquina Bay Lighthouse was only in operation for three years, from 1871 until 1874. Both before and after the completion of the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse people argued over where the lighthouse should have been built. As a result, the Yaquina Head Lighthouse was built just two years later. In 1974, the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse was restored and opened to the public. It is a marvelous lighthouse and today stands as the last wooden...

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