Shipwrecks Of Coos County

Author: H. S. Contino
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738581576
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Shipwrecks Of Coos County from the Author: H. S. Contino. European settlement of Coos County began with a shipwreck. The Captain Lincoln wrecked on the north spit of the Coos Bay in January 1852. The crewmen built a temporary camp out of the ship's sails and named it "Camp Cast-Away." This was the first white settlement in the area. The men eventually traveled overland to Port Orford, where they told other settlers about the Coos Bay and its many natural resources. By December 1853, Coos County was established by the territorial legislature, and several towns were founded; the history of the area had been completely altered by a single shipwreck.

Shipwrecks Of Curry County

Author: H.S. Contino
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467125482
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Shipwrecks Of Curry County from the Author: H.S. Contino. Historically, mariners considered the Oregon coast one of the most dangerous in the world. In 1852, explorers discovered gold in the rivers and along the beaches in Curry County, which is located in the southwestern corner of the state. Subsequent settlement concentrated on the coast. With few roads, water transportation was crucial for early settlers. The area contained many potential dangers to ships, including unpredictable weather, frequent fog, and submerged rocks and reefs. There have been many shipwrecks in the area like that of the tanker Larry Doheny, which was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine during World War II. Curry County is home to Cape Blanco, the second most westerly point in the continental United States, and Port Orford, the only open-water port on the Oregon coast (and one of only six "dolly" ports in the world). Modern technology and port improvements have reduced the number of shipwrecks, but accidents still occur.

Oregon Shipwrecks

Author: Don B. Marshall
Publisher: Binford & Mort Pub
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Oregon Shipwrecks from the Author: Don B. Marshall.

Shipwrecks Smugglers And Maritime Mysteries

Author: Eugene D. Wheeler
Publisher: Pathfinder Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780934793032
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Shipwrecks Smugglers And Maritime Mysteries from the Author: Eugene D. Wheeler. Explore the thrills and chills of the Pacific coast in these colorful stories of adventure at sea. Exciting and true adventures filled with smuggling, sinkings, disappearances, rescues, heroism, and greed.

Paw Prints

Author: H. S. Contino
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781482063721
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Paw Prints from the Author: H. S. Contino. Our animals provide us with companionship, loyalty, and unconditional love. As an added bonus, they make us laugh. Once they enter our lives, we are forever changed. Paw Prints is a collection of stories about the menagerie of pets that the author, her family, and her friends have known over the years. There are funny stories, sad ones, and a few that fall under the category of "stranger than fiction." A portion of the sale of this book will be donated to the Pacific Cove Humane Society to help assist homeless pets. The organization provides foster homes and basic medical care for animals on the Oregon coast. Their goal is to find happy, forever homes for these animals.

Lighthouses And Life Saving On The Oregon Coast

Author: David Pinyerd
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738548876
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Lighthouses And Life Saving On The Oregon Coast from the Author: David Pinyerd. An addition to the Images of America series commemorates the true heroes who served to warn, protect, and rescue those who went to sea off the Oregon coast, beginning with the first Oregon lighthouse built at the Umpqua River in 1857 to the establishment of the Life-Saving Service and today's Coast Guard. Original.

New Carissa

Author: Steven Michael Smith
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452066124
Size: 52.34 MB
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New Carissa from the Author: Steven Michael Smith. On February 4th, 1999 the 690-foot cargo ship named the New Carissa ran aground off the Oregon Coast new Coos Bay. What started out to be a routine salvageable rescue operation, turned into one of the largest and most expensive maritime disasters ever recorded in Oregon's history. This is the true story behind the "The Ship That Refused To Die."