George M. Collins died on Oct. 28. No obituary was published. No funeral was held. No memorial service is planned. But George will be remembered by many for his extensive contribution to the history and preservation of this area’s lighthouses, including writing two major books: “To Guide, Guard, and Rescue: Building the Yaquina Lighthouses, Jetties, and Life-Saving Station,” published in 2010 and 2014, and “Yaquina Head Light Station: Historical Odds and Ends,” published in 1999.

George came to the Oregon coast in his retirement years after an impressive history in broadcasting and reporting in numerous places, including Michigan, New York, Nebraska, Virginia and Maryland.

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