The Cape Disappointment lighthouse has watched over the entrance of the Columbia River since it was first lit on October 15, 1856. It stands 53 feet tall with a focal plane 220 feet above sea. Its black horizontal stripe was added later to distinguish it from North Head Lighthouse located just two miles north.
Location: Columbia River, Cape Disappointment, Washington
Image ID: 19389
Panorama dimensions: 4503 x 13112
The North Head Lighthouse was built in 1896. 69 steps lead to the lantern room, which is 65 feet from the ground and 194 feet above sea level. The first-order Fresnel lens, which came from Cape Disappointment, was lit for the first time on May 16, 1898.
Image ID: 19390
Panorama dimensions: 4757 x 20503