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The Cape Blanco Lighthouse, Hughes House and the Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum are now open for tours from 10 to 3:30. Cape Blanco Heritage Society (CBHS) collaborates with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) to provide tours every day (except Tuesdays) through October 31.

Each site is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is located in beautiful settings with ocean views and hiking trails.

If you appreciate visiting these sites, please consider becoming a volunteer host for CBHS or OPRD. Contact CBHS at 541-332-0521 or OPRD at 541-332-6774 for more information.

Please take a moment and renew your membership or join CBHS today. A membership or individual donation plays a very important role in funding the Society’s interpretive and educational activities at all three sites. This membership links you to a special group of people who are dedicated to preserving and sharing the rich, historic legacy found in North Curry County, Oregon. As a member your benefits include the quarterly CBHS newsletter, a 10% discount at all 3 gift shops filled with history-related items plus knowing that your tax deductible donation is making a positive difference in the lives of so many people.

Model Ships on Display at the Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum

A local artist based in Port Orford, Claire Shepard, has turned her passion of woodworking into a fascinating creative building of tall ships that once graced the seven seas.  Her attention to detail, and appreciation of the mastery of the shipwrights of the golden age of sail is reflected in the fine craftsmanship of these model ships.  She has a piece within her personal collection of a steamship that she created as one of her earlier works, deserves an honorable mention as it too reflects the history of the area and maritime travel.  Her works will be on display until the end of October when the Lifeboat Station closes for the season.  The museum, located in the Port Orford Heads State Park, is open from Wednesday through Monday from 10 to 3:30.  Plan to visit soon!