The abandoned Tillamook Rock lighthouse, photographed from Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach, OR, has been abandoned since 1957. Construction on the lighthouse was completed in 1881. At the time it was the most expensive West Coast lighthouse ever built. The lighthouse was nicknamed "Terrible Tilly," due to the erratic weather conditions and the dangerous commute for both keepers and suppliers. Storms have damaged the lighthouse, shattered the lens and eroded the rock.
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