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Port Orford Lookout Tower Site

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

View from the lookout tower site, Port Orford Heads (bobcat)


Only some concrete pads remain of the lifeboat station's 37-foot tower that provided a perch for spotters scanning the ocean for vessels in distress. the tower stood here from 1934 to 1970. With more helicopters being employed by the Coast Guard, the station was shut down and the tower dismantled. Now, interpretive signs here tell about coastal geology and the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve to the south.

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