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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


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:

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.

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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