Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

We’ve been on vacation this week and again we have gone exploring around the state going to places we haven’t been to yet and still have only scratched the surface. We drove down to Long Beach, Washington and went to Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. Cape Disappointment Lighthouse is at the mouth of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. The views were stunning, absolutely took my breath away.

It is named Cape Disappointment because in 1792 fur trader John Meares was sailing south in search of trade locations and turned around just short of the mouth of the Columbia River. Silly man, should have stopped and asked for directions.

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4 thoughts on “Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

  1. Love the way the feature got its name. Though, stopping to ask the natives may have been problematic, particularly if John had a full scalp of hair …. If he did, maybe the feature would be called “Cape Prematurely Bald.” —– Never-the-less, the pics are fantastic!

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