Umpqua River Lighthouse
(Oregon, USA)

Photograph by
Barbara Nelson Cheek
Photograph by
Barbara Nelson Cheek

Umpqua River Lighthouse has a conical, plaster-covered 65-foot tower, with a flashing light...alternating red and white. The light can be sen from twenty-one miles away, and has a focal plane of 164 feet. The existing lighthouse was built in 1894, which had replaced the original lighthouse that was built in 1857. There were a lot of problems in building the original lighthouse, with Indians, and also with many floods.

***Directions: The lighthouse can be seen from the adjacent Umpqua River Lighthouse State Park, located off U.S. Highway 101 just south of Winchester Bay.

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