Coos Bay in Coos County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
January 2, 1852
January 2, 1852
First white settlement in what is now
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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1842.
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. 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 Lynching in America / Lynching in Coos County (approx. 3.6 miles away); Steve Roland Prefontaine (approx. 3.7 miles away); In Memory of Curtis Sause (1913-2001) (approx. 3.7 miles away); 340 Year Old Tree (approx. 3.7 miles away); Bay View Brewery / Guildesheim's 2nd Hand Hide & Junk Store (approx. 3.7 miles away); Welcome to the Oregon Coast (approx. 3.7 miles away); What is a Tugboat? (approx. 3.7 miles away); Tugboat Ancestors (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coos Bay.
Also see . . . Camp Castaway. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 12, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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