Cape Meares Lighthouse

Cape Meares Lighthouse

Since 1890 the Cape Meares Lighthouse has graced Oregon’s rocky shores – an historic beacon to ships that may have lost their way in the Pacific’s untamed waters.

1890. Inactive since 1963. 40 ft (12 m) octagonal tower, brick sheathed in iron, attached to a workroom. Tower painted white, lantern black. The original 1st order Fresnel lens, vandalized after the lighthouse was decommissioned, was partially restored and is still mounted in the tower (one of the four bullseye prisms is missing). The keeper’s house and other light station buildings were all demolished around 1968 after severe vandalism. The visitor center is a reconstruction (1978) of the original workroom.

This magnificent lighthouse was badly vandalized in 2010 – it still remains closed and under repair.  You can read about that here.

To read about the vandalism, click here.

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