Cape Meares Lighthouse - Oregon Coastline
Cape Meares, just south of Tillamook Bay, was constructed in 1888. It is the shortest lighthouse on the on the scenic Oregon Coast. The stubby, octagonal tower is only 38 feet tall, but don't let the diminutive structure fool you. It sits on the edge of a towering cliff more than 200 feet above the ocean and its light could be observed 21 miles out to sea back in the days when it served as a functional navigation aid. Its light didn't need to be much higher than the surrounding landscape since the cliff itself provided all the elevation it needed.