Cape Meares Lighthouse

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge with the topic of Heritage.
Built in 1890, Cape Meares Light served as the light station for Tillamook Bay. When it was built, the lighthouse complex included two keeper’s houses, two oil houses, and two cisterns, and was connected to the light by a 1,000-foot (300 m) boardwalk. Later additions included an attached workroom in 1895 and a garage in 1934. The light itself was iron-plated, and due to its exposure to the elements, it required frequent repainting over the years. No foghorn was ever installed at Cape Meares. In 1934, the light received electricity. Now unnecessary, the oil houses were removed.

 

14 comments

  1. Nice to see a photo of this lighthouse, Cee. My attempt to get to this one was stopped by a tornado (Oregon??!!). Oh well. Perhaps sometime in the future. For now your lovely image will be my reference 🙂 .

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