The peninsula known as Cape Blanco, the most westerly point on the coast of Oregon, was named by Spanish explorers because of its high, light-colored cliffs. A brick lighthouse was built there in 1870 and still stands. It’s the oldest continuously operated lighthouse in Oregon, and also the highest above sea level. Today, the Cape Blanco Heritage Society works cooperatively with several partners to manage three historic sites on the southern Oregon Coast, including Cape Blanco Light Station. Five people took part in the interview in this episode: Rebecca Malamud-Evans, executive director of the Cape Blanco Heritage Society; Brian and Katherine Zimmerman, and also Mike and Theresia Hewitt, all active volunteers at the lighthouse.
L to R: Katherine Zimmerman, Brian Zimmerman, Rebecca Malamud-Evans, Theresia Hewitt, Mike Hewitt.