Oregon Tourism- Explore Light Houses at the Coast
Traveling The Oregon Coast
To accompany the georgous scenic views as you travel up Highway 101 along the Oregon Coast you will also encounter some of Oregon's richest and most well preserved history.
First put into use in the 1800's light houses served Oregon's shipping industry for decades. They were the only communication leading the way for captains of ships safely to port, marking hazardous coastline, and dangerous reefs.
The shipping industry relied heavily on lighthouses until the modern day electronic navigational systems served as a replacement.
They now serve curious tourists. Each holds its own unique story and history. Some are known to have ghosts from the past who still climb the cumbersome steps to the top each evening. Some are known for their unique arcithechure and endurance to stand the test of time.
Regardless of the story and rich history of each individual lighthouse along the Oregon coast. one thing is certain. These historic gems are very much one of the richest parts of history along the highway 101.
We Begin our tour in Tillamook and travel along the 101 stopping at each lighthouse along the way.
The map at the end lends directions in the event that you would like to take a trip to view this history in person.
So go ahead, jump right in, take a dive into Oregon's rich history. Just be careful, you may encounter a ghost or two. Don't worry, they won't hurt you, they are friendly ship watchers just doing their job.
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