Warrior Rock Fog Bell

Warrior Rock Fog Bell (HM24WP)

Location: Saint Helens, OR 97051 Columbia County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 51.822', W 122° 47.837'

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In October 1856, the U.S. Lighthouse Board entered this fog bell and Cape Disappointment Lighthouse into service, thus establishing the first light station on the Oregon and Washington coast.

Positioned on the north side of the entrance to the Columbia River, the bell and lighthouse warned ships off the rocky shoals of the notoriously dangerous bar.
In 1888, the Lighthouse Board transferred the bell to Warrior Rock Lighthouse on Sauvle Island, one mile SE of this location.
The bell's clear peal was heard from here on foggy days. In 1969, the U.S. Coast Guard mustered the historic bell out of service and donated it to the care of Columbia County.

This history is contributed by the Columbia County Museum Association
HM NumberHM24WP
Placed ByColumbia County Museum Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, January 22nd, 2018 at 7:04pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 515735 N 5078923
Decimal Degrees45.86370000, -122.79728333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 51.822', W 122° 47.837'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 51' 49.32" N, 122° 47' 50.22" W
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Area Code(s)503, 971
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 230 The Strand, Saint Helens OR 97051, US
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