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USCG Drawings for the West Coast

Society member George Collins recently shared a spreadsheet of USCG_drawings of West Coast lighthouses that have had work done on them by the Coast Guard. These drawings are now in the Record Group 26 collection at the National Archives in San Bruno, California. Collins hired a freelance researcher to photograph the drawings relating to Yaquina Head Light Station, Oregon.

Yaquina Bay (02) Details of Crown, Pinnacle NA RG 26 OR copy
Drawing of the crown of Yaquina Bay’s first order lantern (National Archives, College Park, Maryland). The U.S. Lighthouse Society has scanned the finding aid for the main collection of lighthouse plans located at College Park.

Many architectural drawings for West Coast lighthouses have been loaded onto our website by Society volunteer Gary Riemenschneider.  Members can request a limited number of drawings from the Society Archives free of charge.

Submitted May 27, 2018

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2 thoughts on “USCG Drawings for the West Coast

  1. Candace, a correction. The drawings I’ve attained so far are of the Firat Order Yaquina Head LH, not the 5th Order Bay LH.

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