Cape Arago Lighthouse #550

Cape Arago Lighthouse, Oregon - oregon coast, lighthouse artwork by Emily Miller
Late summer sun illuminates the turquoise waters and rocky, forested shoreline of the southern Oregon coast near Coos Bay. Cape Arago Lighthouse is visible in the distance.

Cape Arago Lighthouse was built on Chief's Island in 1866 to guide merchant ships into Coos Bay, just 13 years after white settlers first arrived in the area. Chief's Island is just offshore, but proved dangerous to access with multiple washed-out bridges and boat disasters over the years. The current lighthouse is the third to be built at Cape Arago. It was deactivated in 2006 after 140 years of service.

In 2013, the last bridge to the island was removed and the land transferred to the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians. The Confederate Tribes hope to establish an interpretive center on the mainalnd near the lighthouse.

Watercolor, 2016

15.5" x 22"

Original Painting

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