Tuesday, January 19, 2010

$5000 Reward! Cape Meares Lighthouse Vandalized

I know this post may be a little terse and disjointed, but I am seething with rage about the vandalism of one of our historic treasures on the Oregon Coast. I will update it soon, when my anger recedes a bit.

This photo was taken a few years ago when I was on what I called the Great Oregon Coast Lighthouse Tour of 2004 (I think, I really don't recall the date so I'll have to check some records and update this if necessary). Anyway, this is the historic Cape Meares Lighthouse, which was vandalized by a dipshit(s) with a gun in January 2010. The asshole did about $50,000 worth of damage, but some parts of the lens that were broken can't really be replaced. There is a $5000 reward for the arrest and conviction of those responsible. If you have any information regarding this crime please contact the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center dispatch: 800-452-7888. Updates and more information about the reward can be found here. Also, you can make donations for repairs and see pictures of the damage here.