CHM Event

First Tuesday Talks: Thomas Hines “The Lighthouses of the Southern Oregon Coast and the US Coast Guard in Coos Bay”

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Coos History Museum, Sprague Gallery

Chief Tom Hines will discuss the history of the Coast Guard in the Coos Bay area with an emphasis on the lighthouses of the southern Oregon coast. From the 1866 establishment of the first lighthouse at Cape Arago to the modern automated system currently in use at Cape Blanco and Yaquina Head lighthouses, Chief Hines will outline and discuss the role of the Coast Guard and its predecessor services have had on the Oregon coast. He will also give a brief history of the lifesaving units of the Coast Guard that are still very prominent in the area today.

Thomas Hines is a Chief Boatswain’s mate in the US Coast Guard and is currently assigned as the Officer in Charge of Aids to Navigation Team Coos Bay, Oregon. Part of his duties is the maintenance of the navigational lanterns at the Cape Blanco and Yaquina Head lighthouses on the Southern Oregon coast. He is working on a Bachelor’s degree in History at Thomas Edison State University and co-authored a Historical Summary of Aids to Navigation in Coos Bay.


Doors open at 6pm
Museum exhibits and store open until 8:30pm
Free with paid museum admission
CHM Members get in free

First Tuesday Talks are sponsored by Al Peirce Company with additional support from The Mill Casino.

All events subject to change.