Saturday, May 16, 2015

the Coquille River lighthouse

The lighthouse in Bandon, Oregon is a river lighthouse.  It was built to guide ships into the Coquille River from the Pacific Ocean.  The river is quite long and this river supports the logging industry upstream.  The light originally guided boats through the constantly shifting sand bars at the mouth of the river.  A jetty with a light now does the work of this historic lighthouse.  The lighthouse is currently owned and maintained by the state park that owns the land surrounding the building.  I believe this is the first river lighthouse I have ever seen.

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