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CAPE MEARES LIGHT

State: OREGON
Location: SOUTHERN ENTRANCE TO TILLAMOOK BAY
Nearest City: OCEANSIDE
County: TILLAMOCK
U.S.C.G. District: 13
Year Station Established: 1890



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1890
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1963
  • Automated: 1963
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: BRICK SHEATHED IN SHEET IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK TRIM
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL ATTACHED TO WORKROOM
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height: 40
  • Original Optic: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1890
  • Present Optic: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1890
  • Height of Focal Plane: 217
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1963
  • Type: RECTANGULAR
  • Tower Height: 17
  • Height of Focal Plane: 232
  • Current Optic: Year Installed:
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO DEMOLISHED CA. 1968
  • Year Constructed: 1890
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials:
Other Structures: NONE REMAIN; ORIG. 2 1890 OIL HOUSES; 2 1890 KEEPERS DWELLINGS; 2 1890 CISTERNS; 1895 WORKROOM ATTACHED TO TOWER (RECONSTRUCTED 1978); 1934 GARAGE

Current Use: STATE PARK/NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO STATE OF OREGON

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

Web Site: LINK

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #73002341
Name of Listing: CAPE MEARES LIGHTHOUSE (LIGHTHOUSE STATIONS OF OREGON MPS)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1970

Miscellaneous:
LIGHT REPLACED BY NEW TOWER NEARBY IN 1963 WHICH BECAME INACTIVE 1985 BUT WAS REACTIVATED SOON AFTER; BIRD REFUGE



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