Coast Guard finishes work on lighthouse

COOS BAY — The Coast Guard is preparing to turn the historic Cape Arago Lighthouse near Coos Bay over to Indian tribes.

Part of the work involves removing a 74-year-old bridge that has been condemned for some time.

The World reported the lighthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. It’s being transferred next year to the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians.

A Coast Guard engineering officer, Lt. Jennifer Lopez, says walls are being patched, sealed and painted to make sure the building is in good condition and water-tight.