NORTH HEAD LIGHTHOUSE

Construction of the North Head Lighthouse was completed on November 15, 1897, after nearly 3 years of construction.  Located in Washington state, the North Head Lighthouse is only 2 miles from the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse.  Why would two lighthouses be located so close together?  Simple, the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse marks the south entrance of the Columbia River, while the North Head Lighthouse marks the north entrance of the same river.

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North Head is one of the windiest places in the United States, with wind velocities in excess of 100 mph being frequently measured. On January 29, 1921, winds were clocked at 126 mph before the measuring instrument blew away.

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~ by photographyfree4all on August 14, 2014.

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