“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Lincoln County Oregon Historical Markers

The Harbor at the Roy Bower and Jack Chambers Memorial image, Touch for more information
By Don Morfe, October 6, 2006
The Harbor at the Roy Bower and Jack Chambers Memorial
Oregon (Lincoln County), Depoe Bay — Roy Bower and Jack Chambers Memorial
In Memoriam. From this harbor — in storm — departed Roy Bower and Jack Chambers fisherman of the Trolling Fleet October 4, A.D. 1936 on a mission of rescue. — Map (db m92640) HM
Oregon (Lincoln County), Newport — A Family Affair
Even though Newport was only four miles (7 km) away, bad weather, poor roads, and the demands of their work combined to tie the keepers and their families to the Yaquina Head Light Station. What did they do? They caught, shot . . . — Map (db m112415) HM
Oregon (Lincoln County), Newport — A Keeper's Work Was Never Done
By modern standards, the regular routine of a lighthouse keeper was monotonous. It was, however, sometimes interrupted by unexpected moments of drama. "Last night lightning struck the office and storeroom building. It tore off the . . . — Map (db m112414) HM
Oregon (Lincoln County), Newport — Devil's Punchbowl
Devil's Punchbowl is a hole in the sandstone terrace. It was formed by the collapse of the roof where two sea caves met, one from the north and the other from the west. Water enters the bowl at high tide, and during storms its churning and foaming . . . — Map (db m52157) HM
Oregon (Lincoln County), Newport — It's a Long Way Up
Yaquina Head's light is 81’2" (25 m) above the ground and 162' (49 m) above mean sea level; the top of the tower is 10' (3 m) higher still. Higher is better On America's rugged west coast, keeping lights low enough to be . . . — Map (db m112413) HM
Oregon (Lincoln County), Newport — Newport, Oregon1866 – 1966
The city of Newport was named on July 4, 1866. On that day the townspeople and many visitors gathered to celebrate the ninetieth anniversary of National Independence Day and to name this small fishing and lumbering community. A tall pole was . . . — Map (db m114246) HM
Oregon (Lincoln County), Newport — South to Newport
Founded in 1865, Newport has become the largest town on the central Oregon coast. Its railroad, maritime and highway connections have nurtured its development. Newport Harbor Today, Newport's harbor serves mostly . . . — Map (db m112412) HM
Oregon (Lincoln County), Newport — United States Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat CG 36503
Built by USCG Yard August 30, 1946 Retired from active service April 8, 1970 In memory of those lost at sea, and to those men whose courage, initiative and unwavering devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of . . . — Map (db m113503) HM WM
Oregon (Lincoln County), Newport — Yaquina BayOregon History
The old Yaquina Bay Lighthouse established in 1871 is the earliest aid to navigation, standing within the range of the first recorded landfall made from a ship to the shores of the Pacific Northwest. Captain James Cook made this landfall on March . . . — Map (db m113917) HM
Oregon (Lincoln County), Newport — Yaquina Bay Bridge
Long before today's modern paved highways, rough, muddy wagon roads provided the only inland access to Oregon's coast, and travel north or south was often on the beach at a low tide. Construction of a continuous coastal road, dubbed the . . . — Map (db m113501) HM
Oregon (Lincoln County), Otter Rock — Cape FoulweatherCentral Oregon Coast History
Cape Foulweather was discovered by Captain James Cook, the English explorer on March 7, 1778. The weather was particularly stormy on the day of his discovery (winds of 100 MPH at the cape are not unusual). Captain Cook named the location . . . — Map (db m113741) HM
Oregon (Lincoln County), Otter Rock — Oregon’s Rocky ShoresDevil’s Punch Bowl/Otter Rock
Below you is the spectacular Devil’s Punch Bowl which was formed when the roof over two sea caves collapsed. You can watch the ocean waves crash through openings in the sandstone, continually sculpting this unusual formation. At high tide, the . . . — Map (db m92643) HM
Oregon (Lincoln County), Yachats — Giant Spruce of Cape PerpetuaPicea sitchensis
Before Columbus sailed to the Americas, this Sitka spruce began its life nourished by a nurse log. As it grew, it shared Cape Creek with the Indians who lived just one-half mile west at their large seasonal campsite by the ocean. When the . . . — Map (db m114265) HM

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