Driving north along highway 101, we stopped at the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse in Newport, 2nd oldest standing lighthouse on the Oregon Coast. The living quarters were a part of the lighthouse, but it was only in service for 3 years, from 1871-1873, before another one in a better location was built. We toured the museum inside and saw how a family of 9 would have lived almost 150 years ago. We climbed the spiral stairs to the lighthouse keeper's tiny office/bedroom, but could not go all the way to the top light.
|parked below the lighthouse|
Yaquina Bay Bridge on the left
We arrived at Louise Garber's near 7pm. We unhooked the van and drove a few miles out of town to have a nice visit with Sherda Garber before she headed to Caldwell, ID in the morning and got a bonus chat with Brett & Mary Eichman.