Digest>Jul/Aug 2013

Photo Caption:

Sometime between 1936 and 1939, while stationed at Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport, Oregon, lighthouse keeper Ray Dunson was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. To enable him to get the proper medical treatments, he requested a transfer to be closer to a hospital in Seattle, Washington. Sadly, the beautiful keeper’s house shown here was demolished in 1984, leaving a major void in America’s lighthouse heritage. In 2006 the lighthouse tower underwent a major restoration. (Photograph courtesy Ellen Woodrow.)
Back to the edition of: Jul/Aug 2013


From a Nebraska Farm to Life at a Lighthouse
Back to the edition of: Jul/Aug 2013

All contents copyright © 1995-2024 by Lighthouse Digest®, Inc. No story, photograph, or any other item on this website may be reprinted or reproduced without the express permission of Lighthouse Digest. For contact information, click here.

to Lighthouse Digest

USLHS Marker Fund

Lighthouse History
Research Institute

Shop Online

Subscribe   Contact Us   About Us   Copyright Foghorn Publishing, 1994- 2024   Lighthouse Facts     Lighthouse History