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Cape Meares
21-SEP-2011

Cape Meares

In 1963, the lighthouse was deactivated and replaced by a newer tower. The following year, the Coast Guard made plans to demolish the light. However, due to public outcry, the plans fell through, and the Coast Guard turned the station over to Tillamook County. The light remained vacant until 1968, when the site was turned over to the Oregon State Parks Department. During this time, vandalism became a major problem for the light. Eventually, the vandalism took its toll on the keeper's quarters and they were subsequently demolished. Among the damage, four of the bulls-eyes in the Fresnel lens were stolen. That same year, the light was opened up to the public and the light was restored, with the exception of the missing bulls-eyes. Since then, three of the four missing bulls-eyes have been recovered. And in 1980, the tower itself was opened to the public.

Nikon D700
1/350s f/8.0 at 18.0mm iso200 hide exif
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Date/Time21-Sep-2011 11:23:28
MakeNikon
ModelNIKON D700
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Focal Length18 mm
Exposure Time1/350 sec
Aperturef/8
ISO Equivalent200
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Metering Modematrix (5)
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Exposure Programaperture priority (3)
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