Coast Guard, Confederated Tribes to hold Cape Arago Light Station transfer ceremony, Saturday

Coast Guard Alaska News
CHARLESTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard and Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw, Ore., will conduct an ownership transfer ceremony of the Cape Arago Light Station and land at the light station in Charleston, Saturday, August 3, at 10 a.m.

Parking and shuttle service will be provided off Coos Head Road. Civilian guests are asked to wear business casual.

The ceremony will officially recognize the Coast Guard’s transfer of ownership of the light station and land to the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, to hold in trust for the Confederated Tribes. The Bureau of Indian Affairs will now have administrative jurisdiction over the Cape Arago Light Station property.

The land is a culturally historic site for the Confederated Tribes and the transfer is intended to help preserve the land culturally and environmentally. The Coast Guard and the Confederated Tribes have worked together over the last few years to prepare the light station and property for the transfer. The light station was deactivated on Jan 1, 2006.

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