~ Historic Lighthouse ~ Tuesday Two by Two ~

“The Cape Disappointment Lighthouse was constructed in 1856 to warn seamen of the treacherous river bar known by then as “the graveyard of the Pacific.” This is the oldest functioning lighthouse on the West Coast.”


“After missing the entrance to what was later named the Columbia River, English explorer John Meares dubbed the massive headland jutting out into the Pacific Ocean “Cape Disappointment.” That was in 1788. Almost 20 years later, Capt. William Clark and members of the Corps of Discovery explored the headland in their final push to the Pacific Ocean.”




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3 Responses to ~ Historic Lighthouse ~ Tuesday Two by Two ~

  1. JANE says:

    Second shot of lighthouse is unusual and striking! Thanks for history snippet… I’m updating my brain… To add the John Meares credit for naming the cape! Thanks Lindy 😀

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