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Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Port Orford, Oregon
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Updated in September 2012
Name: Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Nearest City: Port Orford, Oregon
Location: In Cape Blanco State Park
Body of water: Pacific Ocean
Style of lighthouse: Conical
Lens & Location: 2nd Order Fresnel Lens in the lantern room
Other Lens: Original 1st Order Fresnel is unknown
Lighthouse Website: Cape Blanco Heritage Society
Organizations: Oregon Chapter of the United States Lighthouse Society
Groups to join: United States Lighthouse Society
Owned by: United States Coast Guard
Managed by: Bureau of Land Management
National Register of Historic Places: Since April 21, 1993
Do the grounds have lodging: No
Web Cams: No
On a license plate: No
On a USPS Stamp: No
Haunted: No

Other Lighthouse Information:
The Cape Blanco lighthouse is in Cape Blanco State Park off Hwy. 101. The lighthouse is on Oregonís farthest western point of land. It's around 65 miles north of the Oregon-California border. It's the oldest continually operating lighthouse in Oregon. The Cape Blanco lighthouse has the highest focal plane in Oregon at 256 feet above the sea. Mabel E. Bretherton was Oregon's first woman keeper beginning in March 1903. Check the Cape Blanco Heritage Society's website for the hours to climb the lighthouse and visit the gift shop from April to October.

The Lighthouse Hunters Experience:
We were here one late afternoon in June 2002 but we found the gate was closed for the night. So we parked the rental car and we walk a total of a mile up and down a blacktop road to the lighthouse. The following morning we returned and the gate was open. Then in 2006 we stopped by again to take pictures and visit the gift shop. We bought a great Oregon lighthouse puzzle.


Photographed it: June 16, 2002 / June 7, 2006

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Latitude: 42.83704 Longitude: -124.56365

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Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Photo taken on June 7, 2006
Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Photo taken on June 7, 2006
Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Photo taken on June 7, 2006
Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Photo taken on June 7, 2006
Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Photo taken on June 7, 2006
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