GRAVEYARD OF THE PACIFIC - CDS V
This cache is part of the Cache Dash Splash V - Graveyard of the Pacific series. CDS V occurred during the period of 9/12/19 - 9/15/19. Find all 15 of the CDS V Graveyard of the Pacific caches, complete the CDS V passport available at: http://cachedashsplash.com/passports/ or you can also pick up a passport at the Long Beach Visitor Bureau. Click the following link https://www.visitlongbeachpeninsula.com/ for more information.
THE GRAVEYARD OF THE PACIFIC AND THE COLUMBIA RIVER BAR
At the mouth of the Columbia River sits the particularly dangerous Columbia Bar. This sandbar is about 3 miles wide and reaches about 6 miles into the ocean. This navigational nightmare has claimed over 2,000 vessels and 700 lives since 1792.
The mouth of the Columbia has a worldwide reputation. US Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment responds to hundreds of calls a year in these dangerous waters. This Coast Guard station is also home to the National Motor Lifeboat School.
The Construction of the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse (1856) and the North Head Lighthouse (1898) reduced the number of shipwrecks that occur at the mouth of the Columbia River. These lighthouses are staffed 24/7 and remain in operation to this day.
Another GR cache. Hmm, is there a theme here? Perhaps. But this one is a little tricky or is it?