Sunday, January 10, we decided to do a day trip to the Oregon coast and one of our favorite Oregon lighthouses. We arrived at the Cape Meares Lighthouse to learn that vandals had fired several shots at the Cape Meares Lighthouse during the night last night, breaking many of the glass panes and breaking the lens inside that had been built in the 1800s. What is especially sad is that this lens can never be replaced and this historic lighthouse will never have its original beauty again. The Tillamook County Sheriff Department and the Oregon State Police were just arriving on the scene to investigate and gather possible evidence. The area was closed to the public shortly after I took this picture.
If anyone has any tips concerning this very sad crime, please contact the Tillamook County Sheriff Department or the Oregon State Police so the criminals responsible for this act can be brought to justice.
Anyone with information to help in the OSP investigation is asked to call the OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888.