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Coos Bay in Coos County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Camp Cast-A-Way

January 2, 1852

 
 
Camp Cast-A-Way Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Wilson, August 1, 2008
1. Camp Cast-A-Way Marker
Inscription.
To commemorate
Camp Cast-A-Way
January 2, 1852

First white settlement in what is now
Coos County

On the beach west of here the U.S. Transport Captain Lincoln was beached at high tide during a storm. The soldiers and crew built a camp from the sails under the trees across the bay from this spot and made a flag pole from a mast from which Old Glory first flew in this locality. All lives, provisions and army supplies were saved. They camped here until midsummer.
 
Erected 1956 by Coos Bay Chapter Daughters American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 43° 22.892′ N, 124° 17.003′ W. Marker is in Coos Bay, Oregon, in Coos County. Marker is on South Empire Boulevard south of Wisconsin Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coos Bay OR 97420, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .  Schooner Captain Lincoln. From the Vessels in the Port of San Francisco. A detailed account of the Schooner Captain Lincoln. (Submitted on April 26, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Camp Cast-A-Way Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Wilson, August 1, 2008
2. Camp Cast-A-Way Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Larry Wilson of Wareham, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Larry Wilson of Wareham, Massachusetts. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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