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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Lighthouses
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Keywords:Ben, Ben Carlson, Ben Carlson Photography, Cape Meares, Cape Meares Lighthouse, Cape Meares State Park, Carlson, Carlson Photography, Oceanside, Oceanside, OR, Oceanside, Oregon, Oregon, Oregon Coast, Oregon State, Tillamook, Tillamook County, OR, Tillamook County, Oregon, Tillamook, OR, Tillamook, Oregon, beach, black, clouds, cloudy, cloudy coast, coast, coastline, dusk, lamp, lighthouse, ocean, photography, red, rural, sea, storm, stormy, sunset, waves
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Dimensions10750 x 7200
Original file size23.7 MB
Image typeJPEG
Cape Meares Lighthouse Sentinel

Cape Meares Lighthouse Sentinel

The Oregon Coast has a varied terrain that includes sandy beaches and rocky outcroppings that can be extreme navigational hazards. For this reason in the late 1800’s lighthouses were built in selected locations. The Cape Meares Lighthouse is one of the shortest, standing at 38 feet, constructed in 1890. The specially designed crystal lenses can project light 20+ miles out to sea depending on weather conditions. In Feb 2010 this image received an Award of Merit in the 4C’s (Columbia Council of Camera Clubs) competition.