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Name: Tillamook Light  

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Also known as: Tillamook Rock Light

Nearest Town or City:
Seaside, Oregon, United States

Location: One mile from Tilamook Head.

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Managing Organization:
Eternity at Sea Columbarium

Telephone: 503-220-0202


Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 1958
Oregon, 97207, United States

Since 1980 this lighthouse has been a columbarium (repository for the ashes of the deceased). It was considered one of the most difficult and isolated stations for keepers.

Tower Height: 62

Height of Focal Plane: 133

Description of Tower: Square white tower on roof of keeper's dwelling.

Listed on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of endangered lighthouses.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1881

Date Present Tower Built: 1881

Date Deactivated: 1957

Optics: 1881: First order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Columbarium.

Open To Public? No.

The lighthouse can be seen from Ecola State Park off US 101, two miles north of Cannon Beach. Call (541) 436-2844 or (800) 551-6949 for information.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: ? Dahlgren (c. 1913), Jim Gibbs (assistant 1945-1946), Oswald Allik (1937-1957)


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