Cape Disappointment Lighthouse Ilwaco, Washington
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Six Lighthouse panels are printed from original paintings by Richard T. Lee.Panels are printed 8-1/2” x 11” on 200 thread count high quality cotton... washable and colorfast.
Called Cape Disappointment by Captain John Mears on July 6, 1788 because of his inability to find safe haven from a storm, this cape and it’s lighthouse mark the end of the Columbia River. Due to be constructed in 1853, the ship that was delivering the building materials wrecked below the cape. All of the material was lost. Two years later the lighthouse construction was finally started. It’s light still watches over the mouth of the river the same as it did when it was first lit in 1856.