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Providing more than a century of service

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 18th, 2013

BM2 Russ Thacker, a motor lifeboat surfman at U.S. Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay in Newport, spoke Friday about life in the Coast Guard to members of the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Steve Card)

NEWPORT U.S. Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay has a long history in Newport one that stretches back more than a century. In fact, the first U.S. Lifesaving Service (the predecessor of the modern day Coast Guard) opened a station at South Beach in 1896, then moved to its present-day location on the north side of the bay in 1906. The current facilities were erected in 1944, after the first building was destroyed by fire.

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