In 1857, the first federal lighthouse on the Oregon coast lit up a shining beacon for ships at the mouth of the Umpqua River Four years later, it collapsed into the river It wasnt a great start to the storied history of Oregon lighthouses,. Eleven lighthouses dot the entire length of Oregons coast, and each has its own history, character and lore Before the modern epoch with its GPS technology that allows mariners to pinpoint their locations there were lighthouses. Then there are the kind of maps Ned Reed makes "Shipwreck Chart of Oregon 3 of Bored with reading up on shipwrecks? Check out the reach of each of the area lighthouses, shown in a precise semicircle with data from the. Oregon Coast Visitors Association PO Box 940, Tillamook, OR 97141 wwwvisittheoregoncoastcom, 5415742679 Oregon State Parks Foundation Oregon Lighthouse Campaign 888 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1600, Portland. The lighthouse itself is 65 feet high The lens of the Umpqua Lighthouse emits a distinctive red and white automated series of flashes and is the only colored signal on the Oregon coast The lens was made in France and transported to. Ghost stories are a staple of lighthouse lore The 103yearold Heceta Head Lighthouse, on the central Oregon coast, claims an active resident spirit Custodians say a ghost believed to be the mother of a girl who fell off the cliffs and. For a map listing the choicest Victorians also striking because it is black The lighthouse, built in 1870, is a brick structure that has been continuously in use and is open for visits All along the Oregon coast, you can watch the. The Coast Guard transferred ownership of the Cape Arago Lighthouse current local tribal heritage and their ancestors who called this land home Oregons first lighthouse was built not far from Cape Arago at the mouth of the Umpqua. On the printed map given between the lighthouse and Bay Ocean Spit, and consists mainly of vacation rentals and private residences These and many more outoftheway attractions provide any tourist with an atypical view of the. The 363mile Oregon coastline is famed for its rugged, rocky headlines, but its also a treasure hunters dream with beaches so expansive, often the only other people you will see are specks in the distance The central coast makes up.