[Note: Today’s featured photo was taken by Long Beach Peninsula resident Frank Lehn, who is also the creator and moderator of the Long Beach Peninsula Friends of Facebook social media page.]

This month marks the 163rd Birthday of the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse in Ilwaco, Washington, on the Long Beach Peninsula. I learned about this through an interesting Facebook group, run by Peninsula resident Frank Lehn, called Long Beach Peninsula Friends of Facebook. Frank’s posts are all about history and culture of the Peninsula. Great photos and stories about the region!

Today I’m also talking about the history of this venerable landmark and beacon, and why there are two lighthouses very close together in this area of the Oregon Coast.