Posted by: wadahp | July 26, 2011


USLSSHA 15th Conference and Meeting
Newport, Oregon
September 28 – October 1, 2011

The U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association will be meeting in Newport, Oregon for its 15th annual conference.  All members of the association and those interested in the history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and the U.S. Coast Guard are invited to attend.  We will be based on Newport’s working waterfront, anchoring the east end with the Yaquina Bay Coast Guard Station at the west end.

The Oregon Coast History Center’s Pacific Maritime Heritage Center will be the base of operations for the conference.  The principal hotels will be The Embarcadero and The Landing, a pleasant stroll of about 2000 feet along the marina from the Heritage Center.  We have included an option this year of attending Friday only for those who can’t make the whole conference.  Below is a general schedule of events:

Wednesday, September 28
Afternoon Board of Directors meeting

Thursday, September 29
Morning Presentations of local history and local Life-Saving Service and Coast Guard History
Afternoon Tours of Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, the only lighthouse to be used as a life-saving station in the U.S.

Friday, September 30
Morning Presentations by Tim Dring, Shanna Stevenson, Dennis Noble, and Mike Carlson
Afternoon Presentation by BMCM Thomas McAdams
Tour of Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay

Saturday, October 1
Morning Yaquina Bay tour on USCG Victory 52312
Afternoon USLSSHA Membership meeting
Tour of Coast Guard Station Depoe Bay
Evening Membership dinner and raffle

Sunday, October 2 OPTIONAL
Open houses of the Tillamook Bay Life-Saving Station at Barview and the Tillamook Bay Coast Guard Station at Garibaldi. Tour on your own.

Monday, October 3 OPTIONAL
Bus tour of Astoria-area USCG sites & museums at additional cost, reservation required.

For further information, visit our website at A full-conference brochure, including costs and registration form, is available on the website.  If you have questions, send an email to or call 781-724-7131.

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