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Gardiner in Douglas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Gardiner

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 29, 2021
1. Gardiner Marker
Inscription.  On October 1, 1850, the schooner "Bostonian” owned by a Boston merchant named Gardiner was sent to the Pacific coast in the interest of trade. The ship wrecked on the Umpqua River bar. Most of her cargo was salvaged and brought to this site, known for years as "Gardiner's City." A sawmill was built in 1864, another in 1877, and Gardiner became a noted lumber port. Fire destroyed most of the town in 1880 but it was quickly rebuilt and widely known as "the white city by the sea". From 1885 to 1916 the Gardiner Mill Company, with its logging camps and brisk sailing ship trade, made Gardiner one of the busiest towns on the Oregon coast.
 
Erected by Lower Umpqua Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is October 1, 1850.
 
Location. 43° 43.668′ N, 124° 6.671′ W. Marker is in Gardiner, Oregon, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of Oregon Coast Highway (U.S. 101) and Jewett Lane, on the right when traveling south on Oregon Coast Highway
Gardiner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 29, 2021
2. Gardiner Marker
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 77175 US-101, Gardiner OR 97441, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jedediah Smith (approx. 1.2 miles away); What is a Steam Donkey? (approx. 1.9 miles away); History of Local Steam Donkey (approx. 1.9 miles away); U.S.C.G. Station, Umpqua River, 1939 (approx. 6.2 miles away); Umpqua River Lighthouse (approx. 6.3 miles away); Brandy Bar (approx. 9.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Gardiner That Was. By Georgina Durbin for the Douglas County Historical Society. (Submitted on July 11, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Jan. 21, 2022