Willapa Bay Station Site

Tokeland, WA

Also known as Shoalwater Bay (1876-1902); Willapa Bay (1903-1977)

The Willapa Bay Station Site site was established in 1957 (at this site, 1877 at original site)


This site was closed (in) 1977


This site was moved in NA. Active from 1877 to 1957 at original site. (See Station ID # 403.1)


This is an active site from 1957-1977


Designation number: 308 (329)

Station closed in 1977 at this site. 1957 station house survives and is privately owned.

Station Site Notes:

1886 keeper's dwelling erected; 1918 contract awarded for bulkhead protection (USLSS Annual Reports). Station built in 1887; first keeper appointed 11/1877; station occupied a portion of the Lighthouse reservation under a permit dated 10 July 1884. Prior to this apparently station while occupying the same site had no permit to do so. Name changed to Willapa Bay (USCG Historian's Website). Erosion in the North Cove area eventually destroyed the North Cove Station in the mid-20th Century, necessitating a move to nearby Tokeland. Some structures from the Tokeland Station exist today, although its staff was consolidated with Grays Harbor Station in Westport during the 1960s.?

Buildings at this Station Site

The 1957 station house is surviving at this site

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