Oregon lighthouses are the longest standing legacy of the state's maritime history. They have weathered more than a century of ferocious storms. Their lights continue to shine brightly, guiding mariners through treacherous waters. The men and women who tended the lights seldom received recognition for their efforts. Many times storms forced the keepers to turn the prisms by hand until the first rays of morning light when repairs could be made.
Seven of Oregon's lighthouses are open to the public, thanks to the many volunteers, public agencies, Native American Indian Tribes and non-profit organizations who are preserving this heritage. We will also visit interpretive and discovery centers along the way. Our guided tour of Oregon lighthouses will give you only a glimpse into their historic past. The rest is for you to discover.