Cape Disappointment Station Site
Also known as Cape Disappointment
The Cape Disappointment Station Site site was established in 1878
Station closed in 1966 at this site and moved to a new location. 1878 and 1897 station houses do not survive.
Station Site Notes:
1875 difficulty obtaining title to site causing delay in construction; 1876 to be completed by June 15 1877; 1877 erected; 1878 opened 2/15/1878; 1885 improvements for newly-employed crew (originally designed as volunteer life-boat station) (USLSS Annual Reports). Station built in 1877; Coast Guard Lifeboat Station Cape Disappointment is located in Fort Canby Army Reservation south-southwest of the town of Ilwaco, Pacific County, Washington. The station has been established in 1880 and was originally built on piles in the bay. It was moved to its present site in Fort Canby in 1920. Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment is the host command for the Coast Guard's National Motor Lifeboat School (USCG Historian's Website).