Cape Disappointment, WA
At the extreme southwest corner of Washington rests Cape Disappointment, so named by fur trader John Meares when a storm forced his ship back from a voyage that nearly led him to discover the mouth of the Columbia River. So close, yet so far, from the long-sought. Four years later, George Vancouver found the entrance to the Columbia, one of the foggiest spots in all of the United States. On all voyages there are setbacks and triumphs. Something about the human spirit causes us always to set sail again.