4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cannon Beach History Center & Museum
The Tillamook Rock lighthouse lies just a mile and a quarter off shore, just off of Tillamook Head. It’s the lead in many tales of shipwrecks and ghost stories. What better topic to accompany the shipwreck lecture series?
And who better to talk about the lighthouse than Oregon author Brian Ratty? Ratty has strong ties to the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse; his grandfather almost died on the rock in 1934. His family also grew up at the coast while the lighthouse was still in operation.
Ratty has collected historic photos, documents, and history of shipwrecks, ships, and even engineering sketches. Ratty really did his research and that’s not an easy task! The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1957 and a lot of documentation was left behind. Come learn some new things about our favorite coastal lighthouse – shipwrecks and all!
The presentation will begin at 4:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Seating for the museum’s lectures is limited and it is recommended to arrive early. Doors will be closed at 4:15 p.m.