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13406. (photo) Cape Disappointment (Fort Canby) Lighthouse, Washington c. 1910.

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13406. (photo) Cape Disappointment (Fort Canby) Lighthouse, Washington c. 1910.

13406. (photo) Cape Disappointment (Fort Canby) Lighthouse, Washington c. 1910. Good view of the well known lighthouse as the Keeper stands at the base. Note the second man using the Keeper’s telescope to look out to sea. The Cape Disappointment Lighthouse was constructed in 1856 to warn seamen of the treacherous river bar known by then as “the graveyard of the Pacific”. In 1862, Cape Disappointment was armed with cannons to protect the mouth of the Columbia River from enemies and in 1875 the installation was expanded to become Fort Canby. This is the oldest functioning lighthouse on the West Coast. Wonderful close view provides good detail of the lighthouse structure, lantern, sun shades and more. Note the copper ground conductor attached to the lightning rod. Great details. Measures 3 ½” x 5 ½” on postcard paper. Clean, clear, very nice view. (VG+). $66.