OUR SPONSORS

To see an alphabetical list, go to this page. For more about each sponsor, click the sponsor name. To become a sponsor fill out the form on this page.

Sauvie Island Grange Serving the community since 1935! Rent our hall for non-alcoholic events.
The Pumpkin Patch Local farm-fresh produce at low, farm-direct prices. U-Pick, Animal Barn, Giftshop, Cafe.
Charlton Kennels and Farm Quality, low stress, all breed boarding and obedience training
Shirley Walton Real Estate Broker, Oregon & Washington Helping you navigate selling and buying your Home & Property.
Sauvie Island Ornamentals Wholesale grower of quality shade and flowering trees.
Sauvie Island Community Church We are a non-denominational congregation affiliated with Village Missions
Sauvie Island Natives Native plants for your backyard habitat. By appointment only.
The MAiZE Portland's Original corn maze...since 1999. Offering 8 acres of family, farmin' fun!
HomeLight Looking to buy or sell a home in Portland, Oregon?
Bailey Nurseries Wholesale bareroot nursery in business since 1905.
Linnton Feed & Seed Linnton Feed & Seed has been supporting rural and urban farming and agriculture since 1946.
Sauvie Island Farms "Pick Your Own" berries, peaches, veggies, flowers and Christmas trees.
Minoggie Kennels All breed boarding and obedience/retriever training.
Sauvie Island Kennels Professional all-breed pet boarding, training and grooming
Columbia Farms U-Pick You-pick and we-pick farm fresh produce
Tillmann Law Tillmann Law is an experienced Portland car accident law firm.
Topaz Farm Local, family-owned farm featuring no-spray produce, entertainment and much more.

Warrior Rock Lighthouse

Warrior Rock lighthouse

Warrior Rock lighthouse helps guide river traffic on the Columbia River. It once contained the Pacific Northwest’s oldest fog bell. It is Oregon’s smallest lighthouse, and one of only two Oregon lighthouses still operating which are not on the Pacific Ocean.

  • U.S. Congress authorized a lighthouse for the site in 1888. The structure was constructed in 1889 as a small, wood frame building atop a sandstone base; it had living quarters below and an oil lamp beacon light with lens and a hand-cranked fog bell on top. The light was placed to warn of a bedrock reef which projects into the Columbia at the east tip of Sauvie Island.
  • The fog bell was cast in 1855 in Philadelphia and first installed at the Cape Disappointment Light at the mouth of the Columbia River when it was retired for a louder model. It was subsequently installed at the West Point Light in Seattle, but removed in 1887 to make way for a steam whistle.  It was installed at Warrior Rock in 1889.
  • Lightkeepers used a skiff to approach the island from St. Helens, and the lighthouse itself in times of high seasonal water. The 1920s-era lightkeeper rigged an aerial cable to get to the lighthouse from the keeper’s quarters during such times. The wooden house was replaced with a 28-foot (8.5 m) tall octagonal concrete tower in 1930 on the original sandstone foundation. Around the same time, the light was electrified. The site was an official water level gauging station in 1937 and 1938.
  • The lighthouse was struck by a barge on May 27, 1969, destroying the foundation and disabling the light and bell. While the Coast Guard was evaluating whether to repair or replace the tower, the fog bell was removed. It fell into the river and cracked, putting it out of commission. It is now outside the Columbia County Courthouse in St. Helens, close to a half-scale replica of the original Warrior Rock Light without foundation.
  • The lighthouse presently operates with an automated beacon and bell. The exterior of the site is open to the public, and can be visited by a three-mile (5 km) hike from the north end of Reeder Road.
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Reproduced from Wild in the City, A Guide to Portland’s Natural Areas, published by the Audubon Society of Portland. Available at the Audubon Society of Portland’s Nature Store (www.audubonportland.org) and in area bookstores.