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CAPE ARAGO (CAPE GREGORY) LIGHT

State: OREGON
Location: GREGORY POINT / SOUTHWEST OF COOS BAY ENTRANCE
Nearest City: CHARLESTON
County: COOS
U.S.C.G. District: 13
Year Station Established: 1866


Cape Arago (Cape Gregory) Light
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Paul Powers, 1986.
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1934
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 2006
  • Automated: 1966
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: REINFORCED CONCRETE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOWER, GREEN LANTERN, RED DOME
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL ATTACHED TO FOG SIGNAL BD
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 44
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1866
  • Modern Optic: VRB-25, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Modern Lens Installed: 1998
  • Height of Focal Plane: 100
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FRESNEL LENS ON DISPLAY BY U.S. COAST GUARD GROUP NORTH BEND
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1866
  • Description: OCTAGONAL WROUGHT IRON TOWER AND LANTERN, PAINTED WHITE WITH DOME OF LANTERN PAINTED RED
  • Fate/Disposition: BLOWN UP WITH DYNAMITE 1936
  • 2. Construction Date: 1908
  • Description: OCTAGONAL WOOD FRAME BUILDING
  • Fate/Disposition: MOVED FURTHER EAST A SHORT DISTANCE, TOWER REMOVED, SERVED AS KEEPERS QUARTERS UNTIL RAZED IN 1960S
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1934
  • Construction Materials: CONCRETE
  • Architectural Style: ATTACHED TO TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: DIAPHRAM HORN (FA 232)
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO RAZED 1957
  • Year Constructed: 1896
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: DUPLEX
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
Other Structures: 3 SEALED CISTERNS, HIGH FOOT BRIDGE (ORIGINALLY CONSTRUCTED 1898), WHIP ANTENNA; DESTROYED: 1866 STORAGE SHEDS; WALKWAY; TRAMWAY; 1880 U.S. LIFESAVING SERVICE BOATHOUSE & CREW QUARTERS; 1870S BOATHOUSE; 1886 BARN; BRIDGES; 1891 CABLE TRAMWAY ISLAND TERMINAL HOUSE; STORAGE SHED; 1896 KEEPERS QUARTERS; 1898 OIL HOUSE

Current Use: NONE

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #73002338
Name of Listing: CAPE ARAGO LIGHTHOUSE (LIGHTHOUSE STATIONS OF OREGON MPS)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1970

Miscellaneous:
USCG REPAINTED EXTERIOR IN 1998 AND MADE REPAIRS. LIGHT WAS DEACTIVATED ON JANUARY 1, 2006.



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