At 93 feet tall, this is the tallest lighthouse on the Oregon Coast. It is administered by the Bureau of Land Management i Yaquina head Outstanding Natural Area. There is a fee to get into the area and another to tour the lighthouse. There is also an interpretive center. Light in 1873.
This is in Newport and i was also able to view two gray whales feeding in the waters beside the lighthouse. This is part of the 200 or so that do not go to the waters off Alaska to feed during the summer. These are known as the summer resident group. The docents at the Whale Center in Depoe Bay, OR said that about 87 have been named as they have markings that make them identifiable as they return each year. Even without seeing this whale close, i could tell by the shape of the blow that this was a gray whale. Because gray's have two blowholes, the blow will seem to be in the shape of a heart, as you can see in this photo.