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Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay is an active duty installation of the United States Coast Guard located in Garibaldi, Oregon, as well as a nationally recognized historic site. 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 Coast Guard. The current station has been in continuous operation since 1942.[2]

U.S. Coast Guard Station –
Tillamook Bay
CGS Tillamook Bay main building - Garibaldi Oregon.jpg
The main building of CGS Tillamook Bay is a nationally registered historic site.
Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay is located in Oregon
Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay
Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay is located in the United States
Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay
LocationU.S. Route 101
Garibaldi, Oregon
Coordinates45°33′31″N 123°55′13″W / 45.558550°N 123.920319°W / 45.558550; -123.920319Coordinates: 45°33′31″N 123°55′13″W / 45.558550°N 123.920319°W / 45.558550; -123.920319
Area3.3 acres (1.3 ha)[1]
Built1942 (1942)[1]
Built byU.S. Coast Guard
Architectural styleColonial Revival[1]
NRHP reference #93001337
Added to NRHPDecember 10, 1993

In 1909 station crew rescued the complement of the coastal steamer Argo.[2]

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.[3][4]

The station was entered onto the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c Woodbridge, Sally B. (January 11, 1993), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: United States Coast Guard Station Tillamook Bay (PDF), retrieved January 8, 2017.
  2. ^ a b LeeAnn Neal (March 10, 2008). "USCG Station Tillamook Bay celebrates a century of saving lives". Oregon Live. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 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.
  3. ^ Connie Braesch (November 11, 2010). "Coast Guard Heroes: Richard Dixon". United States Coast Guard. Archived from the original on January 4, 2013. 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.
  4. ^ Clive Lawford (2011). "US Coast Guard Medal Awards". Retrieved January 10, 2013. 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.
  5. ^ National Park Service (December 24, 1993), Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 12/13/93 through 12/17/93 (PDF), p. 71, retrieved January 8, 2017.