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CAPE DISPPOINTMENT LIGHT

State: WASHINGTON
Location: NORTH POINT ISLAND / COLUMBIA RIVER
Nearest City: ILWACO
County: PACIFIC
U.S.C.G. District: 13
Year Station Established: 1856

Cape Disappointment Light
Cape Disappointment Light
1985 U.S. Coast Guard photo (left); NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 2000 (right)
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1856
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1962
  • Foundation Materials: MASONRY
  • Construction Materials: DRESSED STONE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOWER W/BLACK BAND, BLACK LANTERN ROOM
  • Shape: CONICAL ATTACHED TO OIL HOUSE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 53
  • Original Optic: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1856
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER BARBIER & BERNARD
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1898
  • Height of Focal Plane: 220
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: REMOVED/ORIG. BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? NO
  • Year Constructed: 1854
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: CAPE COD
  • Construction Materials: STONE/BRICK
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: PART OF LISTING; Reference #75001864
Name of Listing: CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT HISTORIC DISTRICT
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
1 OF 3 TO SURVIVE AMONG 8 ORIGINAL LIGHTHOUSES CONSTRUCTED ON WEST COAST; ORIGINAL FOGBELL HANGS OUTSIDE THE COLUMBIA COUNTY COURTHOUSE



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