Cape Blanco Light

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Cape Blanco Light in 2003 - 42nd trip
Cape Blanco Light in 2003 - 42nd trip

Sixes, Oregon

Built: 1870

Automated: 1980

This 59 foot tall conical masonry tower sits on the westernmost point in Oregon and is the oldest standing lighthouse in Oregon. The tower originally held a first-order Fresnel lens which had a focal plane 245 feet above sea level. That lens was replaced by a second-order lens in 1936 which still operates in the tower today.

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