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The Friends of Yaquina Lighthouse of Newport Oregon are completing a $37,000 lantern room restoration on the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. Upon completion of the project, and after 122 years of darkness, the light will be re-lit and the lighthouse will be re-commissioned as a private aid to navigation.

It is believed this is the longest period any U.S. Lighthouse has been out of commission and then re-lit. The lighthouse was only in service for three year, from November 3, 1871 thru October 1, 1874. The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is open year around as a museum and also has an interpretive gift store.

Photograph courtesy of Rudy Mauch, Friends of Yaquina Bay Lighthouse.

This story appeared in the October 1996 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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