Umpqua River Station Site

Winchester Bay, OR

Also known as Umpqua River

The Umpqua River Station Site site was established in 1968 (at this site, 1890 at original site)


This site was closed (in) 1968 (at this site, still active at current [2nd] site)


This site was moved in NA. Active from 1891 to 1939 at original site, and from 1939 to 1968 at second site. (See Station ID # 413.1 and 413.2)


This is an active site from 1968-present


Designation number: 315 (321)

Station still active. 1968 station house survives.

Station Site Notes:

1890 under contract or construction; 1891 completed and put into operation (USLSS Annual Reports). Built in 1891; station was rebuilt in 1939 (USCG Historian's Website). In 1939 a new station was built near the Umpqua River Lighthouse with a boathouse and pier in Winchester Bay. The old station currently houses the Umpqua River Lighthouse museum operated. In 1964 the present station was constructed to modernize and consolidate operations at one site. In 1985 it was extensively remodeled, adding the unaccompanied personnel housing and a state of the art boat maintenance facility (Station Website). 1939 boathouse was destroyed in 1966 (David Pinyerd).

Buildings at this Station Site

The 1968 station house is surviving at this site

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