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Newport in Lincoln County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Bayfront Beginnings

 
 
Bayfront Beginnings Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 28, 2021
1. Bayfront Beginnings Marker
Inscription.  In 1866, the area around Yaquina Bay was removed from the Coast Reservation and opened up to settlement. On July 4 that year Sam Case opened the area's first resort hotel, the Ocean House, and also named the new community Newport.

The Lincoln County Historical Society began preserving history soon after its formation in 1948. One of its successes was saving Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. The Society's latest venture, a Maritime and Heritage Center, is located in a building constructed in 1925 on the home of James and Elizabeth Bayley, built in 1885.

Captions:
(top left): Ocean House, 1866; Sam Case leaning against column.
(center): Newport's Bayfront, looking west, 1880s; expanded Ocean House on hill in background.
(bottom left): Bayfront crowd, ca. 1915.
(top right): Bayfront, ca. 1895.
(bottom right): The site of the stately Bayfront home of James (Dr. J.R.) and Elizabeth Bayley (left) is the location of a new Maritime and Heritage Center. The community of Olssonville is on the right, ca. 1910s.
 
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1866.
 
Location. 44° 37.176′ N, 124° 3.198′ W. Marker is in Newport, Oregon, in Lincoln County. Marker can be reached from Southeast Marine Science Drive, on the right when traveling west. Marker is beneath south end of Yaquina Bay Bridge near the Newport Municipal Crabbing Pier. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2320 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport OR 97365, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bridging the Waters (here, next to this marker); Shipping News (a few steps from this marker); South of the Bay (a few steps from this marker); Protecting the Coast (a few steps from this marker); Reeling Them In (a few steps from this marker); United States Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat CG 36503 (approx. half a mile away); Yaquina Bay Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Yaquina Bay Light (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
 
Bayfront Beginnings Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, June 28, 2021
2. Bayfront Beginnings Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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