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Vote For Your Lighthouse To Win

Jeld-Wen Windows needs your vote for one of twelve lighthouses to win new doors and windows. Previous winners were Wind Point Lighthouse in Wisconsin, Thomas Point Shoal in Maryland and Umpqua Lighthouse in Washington. They all received historically correct windows and doors for their respective restorations. This year, the twelve lighthouses in the runnning are:

  1. Baltimore Lighthouse, Maryland
  2. Bodie Island Lighthouse, North Carolina
  3. Cedar Island Lighthouse, New York
  4. Grand Traverse Lighthouse, Michigan
  5. Grays Harbor Lightstation, Washington
  6. New Canal Lighthouse, Louisiana
  7. New Dungeness Light Station, Washington
  8. Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Maine
  9. Plum Island Station, Wisconsin
  10.  Point Arena Light Station, California
  11. Rose Island Lighthouse, Rhode Island
  12. Toledo Harbor Lighthouse, Ohio

Please vote and let friends and family know about it. This is a great way to help restore lighthouses. Your favorite lighthouse will love you.

Nearby Adventures: South Beach, Washington


Nerd's Eye View [blog]



South Beach is the local vernacular for the region of coast that stretches from Westport down to the Oregon state line.

Raymond sits a bend in the road that wraps around Willapa Bay. There’s a cute downtown where not much is happening. We wandered around the second hand/junk/antique stores between the aging fur coats and the salt and pepper shaker collections. Since there were no bark cloth Hawaiian shirts, ukuleles, or tacky sheet music covers calling my name, we left with our wallets intact.

South Bend is the self-proclaimed oyster capital of the US and it’s home to Chester’s, a biker bar famous for their deep fried oysters. We had lunch while the place filled up with sturdy looking people in full leathers and Harley Davidson branded clothes. All is right with the world when you can hang out in a place that sells fried food and plays Lynyrd Skynyrd music. Chester’s was mentioned in the New York Times for the best oysters in the country - the writer goes so far as to suggest you might want to hop a flight and jet out just to eat in South Bend. That’s crazy talk, of course, but the oysters were delish.

Chateau Westport

Kenanna RV Park

Ocean Park Resort

Pacific Motel & RV

Seaquest Motel

Timberland RV Park

Northwest Carriage Museum

Grays Hargor Lighthouse

Westport Maritime Museum

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Arthur and Lietta Ruger, Bay Center, Willapa Bay in Pacific County Washington


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