~ The Silent Sentinel ~
Nestled high on rocky cliffs that overlook the Three Arch Rocks is the Lighthouse of Cape Meares. This is the southern tip of what mariners call “ The Graveyard of the Pacific“. The long stretch of treacherous coastline extends northward to the frigid waters of Cape Scott on Vancouver Island. These rugged and rocky shorelines were first explored in the 15th century, since then countless numbers of lives and ships have been lost from storms and inclement weather. The cape is named after Lt. John Meares of the Royal Navy. In 1963, the lighthouse was deactivated by the Coast Guard.