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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 – itís also an estuary. Estuaries are places where fresh and salt water meet.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is located in an interpretive kiosk along the Coos Bay Board Walk, overlooking the Marshfield Channel. Marker is in this post office area: Coos Bay OR 97420, United States of America.
 
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 (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 . . .
1. 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
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.
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.) 

2. Coos Bay.
For much of its history since the 1850s, the area has been notable for the huge volume of lumber shipped to world markets. Villagers lived in a relatively stable ecosystem for several millennia until a floodtide of Euro-Americans began overrunning the area in the mid-1850s. From 1850 to the present, outside forces and events have directed economic, social, and cultural life on Coos Bay, especially when the long reach of timber capitalists from the Great Lakes states began investing in the region. (Submitted on February 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
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 February 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. 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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