Lighthouse & Cannons, Cape Disappointment - c. 1900


Lighthouse & Cannons, Cape Disappointment - Meiser

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The Cape Disappointment Lighthouse was constructed in 1856 to warn seaman of the dangerous bar at the mouth of the Columbia. It is the oldest functioning lighthouse on the West Coast. First armed with cannons in 1862 for the Civil War, the installation was expanded to become Fort Canby in 1875. The fortifications were upgraded several times before finally being removed after World War II. The cannons seen here are probably the second set to guard the site. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0277
Photographer Jesse A. Meiser
Location Washington State
Subject Lighthouses, Military
Decade 1900s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Glass Negative
Size of Original 10.4 x 13.4 inches
Photographer's Number Number 476