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Name: Cape Meares Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Bayocean, Oregon, United States

Location: Southern entrance to Tillamook Bay.


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Photo: Lynn Lary

Managing Organization:
Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint

Telephone: 800-551-6949

Website: http://www.capemeareslighthouse.org

Notes:
The Friends of Cape Meare Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge, Inc., work for the preservation of this lighthouse. For more information contact: Friends of Cape Meares Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge, Inc., PO Box 282, Oceanside, OR 97134. Email: avalon@harborside.com

Tower Height: 40

Height of Focal Plane: 217

Description of Tower: White, octagonal brick tower sheathed in steel.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1890

Date Present Tower Built: 1890

Date Deactivated: 1963

Optics: 1890: First order Fresnel lens (still in tower).

Current Use: Attraction in state park.

Open To Public? Yes.

Directions:
The park and lighthouse are located off US Route 101, about 10 miles west of Tillamook. The park is open daily all year, from 7 a.m. until dusk. The lighthouse is is open daily April through October from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make arrangements for class tours or special events, call (503) 842-3182.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: Anthony W. Miller (1890-1892), George Hunt (1892-1903, died in service), August Hunt (1903), Harry D. Mahler, George H. Higgins, Thomas P. Ford.

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