Culture/History

Culture/History

Memorial Honors Chetco Peoples

PORT OF BROOKINGS-HARBOR LAST FALL, A new commemorative site on the South Coast was completed and revealed to the public. After more than 10 years of fundraising, planning, and construction, the Chetco Indian Memorial depicts the culture and stories of the Chetco Indian people and creates a more inclusive telling […]

Culture/History

The Women Behind the Fleet

The Newport Fishermen’s Wives Association supports the local fishing community, offering help with both physical and emotional needs when times are tough. STORY BY CHERYL D. WANNER When the Mary B II capsized while crossing the Yaquina bar on January 8, 2019, the community of Newport rallied around the widows […]

Culture/History

Oregon Coast History: Coos Bay Castaways

Story by Michael Shay In 1852, a schooner went off course and wrecked on Coos Bay’s North Spit. The survivors set up temporary shelter now known as Camp Castaway. “The vessel sprung a leak soon after we sailed from Benecia, California . . . and twelve men were detailed to […]