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

Shipping

 
 
Shipping Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2015
1. Shipping Marker
Inscription.  
The tugboats of the Coos Bay waterways work on shipping related jobs of towing log rafts, moving big ships in and out of harbor, and moving barges.

Coos Bay is more than a port – it’s also an estuary. Estuaries are places where fresh and salt water meet.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 43° 22.079′ N, 124° 12.713′ W. Marker is in Coos Bay, Oregon, in Coos County. Marker is on Oregon Coast Highway (U.S. 101) north of Central Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in an interpretive kiosk along the Coos Bay Board Walk, overlooking the Marshfield Channel. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coos Bay OR 97420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Koos No. 2 (here, next to this marker); Tug Power (a few steps from this marker); Tugboat Ancestors (a few steps from this marker); What is a Tugboat? (a few steps from this marker); The Changing Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Changing Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Changing Waterfront
Marker detail: Tugs & Carrier image. Click for full size.
By Photograph courtesy Knutson Towboat Company, June 24, 2015
2. Marker detail: Tugs & Carrier
Two tugs assisting a deep draft lumber carrier at the Ocean Terminals dock.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Transportation (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coos Bay.
 
Also see . . .  Sause Bros., Inc.
Sause Bros. was established in 1938 by Henry and Curtis Sause and is currently a fourth-generation family company. The business began with a single wooden tugboat moving timber rafts along the northwest Pacific coast, from Tillamook Bay north to ports on the Columbia River and Grays Harbor, Washington. By the early 1940s Sause Bros. had added two more tugboats, as well as barges to haul finished lumber products. (Submitted on February 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Marker detail: Tugs <i>Chahunta</i> and <i>Natoma</i> image. Click for full size.
By Photograph courtesy Sause Bros. Ocean Towing Co., June 24, 2015
3. Marker detail: Tugs Chahunta and Natoma
Sause Bros. tugs Chahunta and Natoma towing a barge down the main channel to sea.
Marker detail: Ocean-going tug towing barges across the Coos Bay bar image. Click for full size.
By Photograph courtesy Oregon International Port of Coos Bay, June 24, 2015
4. Marker detail: Ocean-going tug towing barges across the Coos Bay bar
Sause Bros. Tug <i>Natoma</i> (<i>docked near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 24, 2015
5. Sause Bros. Tug Natoma (docked near marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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