Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay

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US Coast Guard Station--Tillamook Bay
CGS Tillamook Bay barracks - Garibaldi Oregon.jpg
The barracks of the Tillamook Bay Coast Guard Station are a nationally registered historic site.
Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay is located in Oregon
Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay
Location US 101, Garibaldi, Oregon
Coordinates 45°33′30″N 123°55′13″W / 45.55833°N 123.92028°W / 45.55833; -123.92028Coordinates: 45°33′30″N 123°55′13″W / 45.55833°N 123.92028°W / 45.55833; -123.92028
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1943 (1943)
Built by US Coast Guard
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Federal
NRHP Reference # 93001337[1]
Added to NRHP December 10, 1993

Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay[2] is an active duty Coast Guard Station as well as a nationally recognized historic site.[3] A station has been operating in Tillamook Bay since 1908. The station was opened by the United States Life-saving Service a precursor agency to the United States Coast Guard. The current station has been in continuous operation since 1942.

In 1909 station crew rescued the complement of the coastal steam Argo.[3]

Over the July 4th weekend of 1980 Richard Dixon, the coxswain of a 44-foot Motor Lifeboat from the station was awarded the unusual honor of two Coast Guard Medals, for leading two daring rescues.[4][5]

The station was designated a historic site in 1983.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as US Coast Guard Station--Tillamook Bay.
  3. ^ a b LeeAnn Neal (2008-03-10). "USCG Station Tillamook Bay celebrates a century of saving lives". Oregon Live. Retrieved 2013-01-11. "On March 7, 1908, Barview Lifesaving Station was established approximately one and a half miles north of Garibaldi. Congress finally approved the building plans in 1904 after 10 years of determined pleas by Oregon Representative Binger Hermann. Hermann pointed out that there was not a station for 50 miles in either direction of Tillamook Bay, and that this was the largest unprotected coastline in Oregon." 
  4. ^ Connie Braesch (2010-11-11). "Coast Guard Heroes: Richard Dixon". United States Coast Guard. Archived from the original on 2013-01-04. "Richard Dixon, a Boatswain's Mate stationed at Tillamook Bay, was awarded two Coast Guard Medals for his heroic actions on July Fourth weekend, 1980." 
  5. ^ Clive Lawford (2011). "US Coast Guard Medal Awards". Retrieved 2013-01-10. "Petty Officer Dixon is cited for heroism on the afternoon of 3 July 1980 while serving as the coxswain of Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat (MLB) 44409."