The guest book inside one of the assistant lighthouse keepers’ units at Cape Disappointment State Park reveals a recent visit by descendants of a keeper from 100 years ago.
We at Washington Coast Magazine were saddened this spring by the tragic loss of one of our valued freelance contributors. Photographer and writer Damian Mulinix of Longview suffered a hemorrhagic stroke March 18 and died 12 days later. He was only 42.
Damian handled numerous photo assignments for us over the past several years, and wrote a couple of stories as well. He had a good eye for detail and was always friendly and professional. Most recently, he was responsible for the photos that went with Dan Hammock’s Spring 2019 article about the historic lighthouse keepers’ residences at Cape Disappointment State Park.
We will miss Damian, and we convey our heartfelt condolences to his family.
Here are just a few of our favorite photos that he took for us.
The sands along the Weather Beach Trail, part of the Leadbetter Point Loop, are often riddled with the tiny footprints of snowy plovers, a protected species of shorebird that nests in the dunes.The sands along the beach trail, part of the Leadbetter Point loop, are foten riddled with the tiny footprints of the protected snowy plovers, who nest in the dunes along the shoreline.
Dangling moss catches the breeze along the Dune Forest Trail at Leadbetter Point State Park.Dangling moss lilts in the breeze along the Dune Forrest trail at Leadbetter Point State Park.
The specials of the day are written on a large mirror, which also reflects memorabilia from the building’s original use as – you guessed it – a train depot.
Chef Michael Lalewicz shows his flair in The Depot’s intimate kitchen.