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On November 3, 1871, the light of Yaquina Bay began to shine for the first time. the light was fitted with a Fifth Order, non-rotating Fresnel lens. It had a single wick lantern that burned refined lard oil and showed a steady white light. This light was 161 feet above sea level. Maintaining the light wasn’t just a job done at night, numerous duties were completed during the day. The older Peirce (this is the correct spelling) children may have helped in trimming the oil burning wick, cleaning the glass chimney and the Fresnel lens, and polishing the brass.