Newport – The Yaquina Head Lighthouse will undergo a Historic Lighthouse Preservation Project beginning in October 2014. The project, which is expected to last 90 days, will involve scaffolding and re-painting the outside of the Lighthouse.
The Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area site and Interpretive Center will remain open during the project. The historic Yaquina Lighthouse will be closed to public tours.
Regularly scheduled tours will continue through Saturday, October 4, 2014, after which public access to the Lighthouse will be dependent upon safety concerns and the progress of the project. The BLM will attempt to offer tours through October 19, when possible, and as staff or volunteers are available. Visitors are urged to call 541-574-3100 for tour availability information or for any other questions regarding the Lighthouse restoration.
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