Eternity at Sea Columbarium
Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 1958
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)