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A famous little family eatery where the seafood practically gets shuffled from the sea straight into your mouth. Soups and salads include many seafood specialties, including cioppino, chowders, crab Louie and cheese breads. Fish 'n' chips come w/ various fish. Seafood sandwiches with shrimp, tuna or crab, as well as burgers. Dinners like pan fried oysters, fillets of salmon or halibut, sautéed scallops.

Lincoln City’s only resort hotel built right on the beach with all oceanfront rooms - nestled against a rugged cliffside overlooking a soft, sandy beach. Dine in penthouse restaurant and bar, for casual meal or candlelight dinner. An array of seafood specialties, juicy steaks and other Northwest favorites, including decadent Sunday buffet. Rooms range from bedrooms to studios to 1-bedroom suites with microwaves and refrigerators to full kitchens. Also, wi-fi, spa, saunas, exercise room and year-round heated swimming pool. Kids will love the game room and easy beach access. Full-service conference/meeting rooms for that inspirational retreat; extensive wedding possibilities.

There will not be another property built like this in Cannon Beach in our lifetimes. Rare, premiere ocean front location; handsome, dramatic architecture and tasteful, fun (nostalgic) beach interiors. Overlooks Haystack Rock. 100 percent smoke free. Imaginative special occasion packages. Massive wood burning lobby fireplace. Library w/ fireplace, stocked with impressive book collection. Pet and family friendly. Lavish continental buffet breakfast. In-room fireplaces, mini-kitchens. Jacuzzi tubs in select rooms. DVD players, complimentary movies. Morning paper. Warm cookies.

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For over 80 years a favorite of Seaside visitors. 51 oceanfront condos, individually owned and decorated. Suites for couples, small apartments with fireplaces and kitchenettes, one or two bed family units with fireplaces, kitchens and dining rooms. Oceanview cottages sleep anywhere from two to eight, w/ two bedrooms, some with lofts, fireplaces and kitchens. Heated outdoor pool, enormous grounds w/ picnic tables - all at quiet southern end of Seaside.

20 gorgeous homes sleep up to 18; doubled that with some side-by-side homes. Some pet friendly. Cottages to massive homes; new oceanfront to renovated historic beach houses. All over central coast w/ Lincoln City, Otter Rock, Boiler Bay and Nye Beach. Long list of features, including barbecues, large decks, antique furnishings, wood stoves, gas fireplaces, hardwood floors, Jacuzzis and hot tubs. Most have movies, music, books. Gift basket w/ goodies in each

smaller homes with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All are either oceanfront or just a few steps away – all with a low bank access and fantastic views. Most are in the Nelscott area; one is close to the casino. You’ll find a variety of goodies: fireplaces, multiple bedrooms, dishwashers, Jacuzzis, washer/dryers, hot tubs, cable TV, VCR, barbecues; there’s a loft in one, and another sprawling home has two apartments. Pets allowed in some homes – ask first. Each comes with complete kitchens. Most have seventh night free.

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A castle on the coast. Fine antiques, gourmet breakfast, luxury w/ ocean views, pet friendly. Social hour in the eve. Have to see to believe. East Ocean Rd., just north of the Arch Cape Tunnel. Arch Cape, Oregon (s. of Cannon Beach and Seaside). www.archcapehouse.com. 800-436-2848

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Historic Oregon Coast Lighthouse Vandalized, Riddled with Bullets

Published 01/12/2010

The lighthouse before the damage.

(Tillamook, Oregon) – One of Oregon's historic lighthouses was the victim of vandalism this weekend, as someone shot the beacon area several times as well as took the U.S. Coast Guard active light out of commission with more rounds.

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department estimates damage to be over $50,000 at the Cape Meares Lighthouse – just west of Tillamook - while there is talk the actual lens may not be replaceable.

In just a day since the investigation began, the reward for information leading to an arrest has just been upped from $1,000 to $5,000.

Vandals shot out numerous panes of glass and parts of the historic lens (photo courtesy OPRD).

Oregon State Police (OSP) Sergeant Todd Hoodenpyl said that between the afternoon of January 9 and noon on January 10, a vehicle went beyond the barriers at the state park and drove down a maintenance road as well as on the grassy areas by the viewing platforms, tearing up the grass in the vehicle’s wake. At the lighthouse, they fired numerous rounds into the glass, breaking 15 windowpanes of the structure's extensive glass and several pieces of a historic Fresnel lens.

Large, gaping bullet holes now dot the stately structure, along with shattered glass pieces throughout

Photo courtesy OPRD.

OSP has been working with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) on the investigation, and the Coast Guard has become involved now as well.

Chris Havel, Associate Director for Oregon Parks & Recreation Department, said the active beacon – which sits behind the historic lighthouse – is actually used by seafaring vessels in the area who don't have GPS or other modern technology, while the lighthouse itself is a historic attraction.

“The automated beacon is critical to vessels passing by,” Havel said. “The coast guard wouldn’t have put it there if it wasn’t. There are these beacons all up and down the coast.”

The Cape Meares Lighthouse in better days.

The Fresnel lens is of special concern to Oregon officials, as it was created in the 1880’s in Paris, made from materials from that age and by a means no longer practiced in the modern world. It is irreplaceable. After its manufacture it was shipped around Cape Horn up to Oregon, arriving for installation prior to 1890, when the lighthouse went into service.

The lighthouse itself was decommissioned in the 1960’s as the modern navigation light replaced it.

Representatives from the State Historic Preservation Office are on site Tuesday assessing damage.

The lighthouse during its makeover earlier in the decade.

Havel said Cape Meares State Park is closed during the investigation period, and will likely be shut down for a while beyond that.

“It’s closed to protect the light,” Havel said. “We’re not sure yet how protect it from the elements. So until we know more about how to protect it further, the park will remain closed. Luckily, this time of year, we can afford to keep it closed for a while, even days. That’s one of the things the historic preservation team is looking at today - that’s one of the recommendations they’ll be making.”

Diane Emineth owns Sand Lake Country Inn, about a 25-minute from the lighthouse, along the winding, slinky Three Capes Loop. She was aghast.

“It breaks my heart,” Emineth said. “I don’t understand why someone would do that. It’s an icon in the community here. It’s a draw to the Oregon coast, and on this part of the Three Capes.”

Several years ago, the lighthouse went under a facelift for about a year. During that time it was unavailable to tourists. Emineth worries about that happening again.

“When it was getting its facelift, and not open to the public, it did affect people’s experience along the Three Capes. If it’s closed again for a really long time, it will be very detrimental.”

The Friends of Cape Meares Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge is accepting donations to help pay for costs to repair the damage. That organization increased its reward for information in the case to $4,000, while OPRD added $1,000 late Monday night.

At about 30 feet high, Cape Meares Lighthouse is the shortest on Oregon’s coast. The park also features numerous popular hiking trails, lookout areas, and the famed Octopus Tree – which was featured in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not in the mid 20th century.

Anyone with information to help in the OSP investigation is asked to call the OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888.

The Friends of Cape Meares are accepting donations for repairs through their website: www.capemeareslighthouse.org/html/news_events.html

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Perfect for large family vacations all the way down to a getaway lodging for two - with over 25 vacation rental homes to choose from. A breathtaking collection of craftsman or traditional beachfront homes, or oceanview houses – from one to seven bedrooms. In various areas of Lincoln City and overlooking the beach, with some in Depoe Bay. All kinds of amenities are available, like hot tubs, decks, BBQ, rock fireplaces, beamed ceilings and more. Some are new, some are historic charmers.

Dozens of homes in that dreamy, rugged stretch between Cannon Beach and Manzanita known as Arch Cape. Oceanfront and ocean view , or just a short walk from the sea.

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