Cape Disappointment lighthouse on a rainy, damp and dreary day. We were on the afternoon tour and guide told us that they could not see the lighthouse on the morning tour

I decided to do some research on the lighthouse since my hometown has a lighthouse on the Hudson River and discovered the contractors Gibbon and Kelly were from Baltimore

When it was first lit in 1856 it became the eighth active lighthouse on the west coast. There was only room for a circular tower at the site so a detached dwelling had to be built a considerable distance away. The station was supplied with a 1,600 pound fog bell but it was found to have little value due to the roar of the surf and the distance at which mariners needed to hear it. It is still in operation today

View of the Pacific from the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and to the right of lighthouse

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