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The Cape Blanco Lighthouse towers above the western-most point in Oregon, 9 miles north of Port Orford off Highway 101. It is the oldest standing lighthouse on the Oregon Coast, commissioned in 1870 to aid shipping generated by gold mining and the lumber industry.

The clifftop location is 245 feet above mean sea level and the conical tower itself is 59 feet tall. Automated equipment was installed by the Coast Guard in 1980.

The lighthouse stands above a highly rated wildlife viewing area.

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() Cape Blanco Lighthouse
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