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Near Cannon Beach in Clatsop County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

"Cannon Beach"

 
 
"Cannon Beach" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2017
1. "Cannon Beach" Marker
Inscription.  Named after the cannon washed ashore on this beach from the U.S.S. Sloop of War 'Shark' which was wrecked while attempting to leave the Columbia River Sep't. 10, 1846. This replica erected by the Cannon Beach Commercial Club Dec. 15, 1952.
 
Erected 1952 by Cannon Beach Commercial Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is September 10, 1846.
 
Location. 45° 54.692′ N, 123° 56.925′ W. Marker is near Cannon Beach, Oregon, in Clatsop County. Marker is on Oregon Coast Highway (U.S. 101) near Radar Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cannon Beach OR 97110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ecola (here, next to this marker); Ekkoli: A Whale of a Tale (approx. 2 miles away); A Convenient Place for Making Salt (approx. 4.8 miles away); Lewis & Clark Salt Cairn (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Saltworks (approx. 5.1 miles away); Site of the Lewis and Clark Salt Camp
"Cannon Beach" Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2017
2. "Cannon Beach" Marker
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(approx. 5.1 miles away); Gilbert Inn - 1892 (approx. 5.7 miles away); Tsunami (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cannon Beach.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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May. 21, 2022