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Tillamook Rock postcard face - click to enlarge

Tillamook Rock postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Tillamook Rock

State: OR
Year established: 1881
Latitude: 45 deg 56 min 16 sec N
Longitude: 124 deg 1 min 4 sec W

Original construction:
current 62-foot tall square tower 133 feet above the sea

decommissioned in 1957

purchased in 1980 by an organization for use as a columbarium to raise funds for its preservation

More information:
Holland Jr., F. Ross, America's Lighthouses: Their Illustrated History Since 1716, (Brattleboro, VT: The Stephen Greene Press, 1972), pp. 168