aids to navigation team coos bay

Thirteenth District / Sector North Bend

63450 Kingfisher Rd., Charleston, Oregon 97420
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Aids to Navigation Team Coos Bay, located in the unincorporated community of Charleston, Oregon, primarily services 4 lighthouses between the border of California southward all the way up to Depoe Bay. In addition, the skilled team assigned to Coos Bay services 67 lights, 60 ranges, 18 unlit buoys, one lighted buoy, 25 day beacons and 9 Small Boat Warning Signs along the 240-mile coastline. This ATN team currently has a 23-foot TANB and an 18-foot utility boat.
Established in 1976, ATN Team Coos Bay plays a critical role in protecting the area from flooding along the Oregon Coast. Over the years, this team has responded to many discrepancies caused by high water.
ATN Team Coos Bay is located in the area of North Bend, Oregon and is a part of the 13th District of Sector North Bend.


ATN Team Coos Bay is located on Kingfisher Road in the small community of Charleston, OR, which is about 16 minutes (8.8 miles) from the Coos Bay-North Bend area.


Porter Stage Lines provides bus service from Coos Bay to Eugene, OR and all the up to Ontario, OR, which offers connections with Amtrak rail services and the Greyhound bus network.

The Southwest Oregon Regional Airport in North Bend is the only commercial airport on the Oregon Coast. The Portland International Airport (PDX) is 236 miles from Coos Bay, which is about a 4-hour drive. The Eugene Airport (EUG) is about 2 hours northeast of Coos Bay or about 107 away. The Rogue Valley International Medford Airport (MFR) is about 168 miles from Coos Bay, which is a little over a 3-hour drive.


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To be eligible for kindergarten in Oregon, a student must have turned 5 on or before September 1. The compulsory school age in the state of Oregon is age 7. However, that number drops to ages 5 to 6 once the child is enrolled in public school. For kindergarten, the state of Oregon does offer an early entry option.



Coos Bay is served by the Coos Bay School District, which is made up of the following schools:

Marshfield High School (8-12)
Millicoma Intermediate School (4-7)
Sunset Intermediate School (4-7)
Blossom Gulch Elementary (K-3)
Madison Elementary School (K-3)


The adjacent city, North Bend, is served by the North Bend School District, which is made up of the following schools:

Hillcrest Elementary
North Bay Elementary
North Bend Middle
North Bend High School


The area also offers several private and charter schools:


Destination Academy
Resource Link (Charter School K-12)
Oregon Virtual Academy (online, full-time, tuition-free K-12)


Founded in 1961, Southwestern Community College is Oregon’s oldest community college and is located in Coos Bay.

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Coos County, Oregon

Coos Health & Wellness (541) 266-6700

Pacific Cove Humane Society (541) 756-6522

Sheriff’s Office (541) 396-7800

North Bend Public Library (541) 756-0400

Commercial Phone (541) 888-3441
North Bend Housing Office (541) 756-9201


Group North Bend has 34 (4-two, 26-three and 4-four bedroom) government-owned family housing units in the North Bend/Coos Bay area. Those eligible for government-owned housing must submit a housing application (CG-5267) and a copy of their 4170A for assignment. The Housing Office can assist everyone by using the new Housing Set-Aside/Rental Partnership Program. The Group Housing office maintains a list of potential rentals. It is mandatory that you contact the Housing Office prior to your arrival at (541)756-9201/9258 for assistance/information.

Bunker Hill
7.1 miles from ATN Team Coos Bay

Located in Coos Bay, this area offers plenty of amenities and convenient shopping nearby.

6.8 miles from ATN Team Coos Bay

Englewood is located in Coos Bay, which is next to North Bend and is a short drive to ATN Team Coos Bay.

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The Coos Bay-North Bend area tends to have little temperature variation throughout the year due to its location along the southern Oregon Coast. Typically, temperatures range from the low 50’s to the mid-60’s from winter to summer. The average rainfall is about 64 inches, with July and August being the least rainy months; the winter months are the rainiest. During the summer months, layers of fog often blanket the coastal shores, which contribute to the cooler temperatures. Also, with its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, this area can be quite humid.
The overall cost of living index for the city of Coos Bay, Oregon is 102, which is 10% lower than the average in Oregon and 2% higher than the national average. The average home price is $166,200, which is 33% lower than Oregon; the median rent price is $733, which is about 22% lower than the average rent for Oregon. North Bend is adjacent to Coos Bay and offers a smilier cost of living with additional housing, shopping and recreational opportunities.

North Bend is a small city with a population of about 10,000 and is surrounded on three sides by Coos Bay. Adjacent to North Bend is the city of Coos Bay  which is composed of four districts: Marshfield, Milner Crest, Eastside, and Empire. This area along the southern coast of Oregon offers many outdoor recreational activities, including camping, kayaking, hiking and picnicking. In addition, this area offers plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment, sure to keep you busy all year!


The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area stretches over 40 miles along the coast and in 1963 was established as a national seashore. This beautiful stretch of land features camping sites and many different outdoor recreational opportunities, which attracts approximately 1.5 million visitors each year. Mingus Park  near downtown Coos Bay features a 1-mile walking path with an 18-hole disc golf course, a skatepark and tennis courts. The Coos County Fair & Rodeo is held during the summer and has become the area’s main event with activities for people of all ages.


In addition, Coos County is one of the best places in Oregon for kayaking, and the beach at Sunset Bay State Park near Charleston is a favorite destination along the Oregon coast.


The Coos History Museum features a large collection of stories, artifacts, photographs and documents, which help visitors understand the history and culture of Coos County and the southern coast of Oregon.

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