Lighthouses fascinate some people. Some people visit as many as they can, collect everything lighthouses -- plates, cups, statuettes, cards, artwork, mugs, tee-shirts. And the Oregon Coast's tourist industry certainly caters to this. Although I am not one of those folks, I must admit after visiting my first lighthouse, the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, I can understand. Lighthouses are a dear piece of Americana -- they hold history, they enjoy some of the best scenery in the world, they are lifesavers.
The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is no exception. Indeed, it is one of the oldest on the coast, dating back to the 1870's, and it is perhaps the most literal -- it is a normal house with a warning ligh...Read More