Culture/History

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 […]

Culture/History, News

Cultural Site Returned to Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes

The North Coast Land Conservancy recently transferred ownership of historical tribal lands at Neawanna Point Habitat Reserve—18.6 acres of saltmarsh and Sitka spruce forest on the Necanicum Estuary at the north end of Seaside—to the Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes. Known to the Clatsop people as Ne-ah-coxie, or “place of little pines,” […]

Art, Culture/History

Coastal Books Bonanza: Lighthouses, Highway 101 & Pacific Islands

These recently published books, by Oregon authors, cover lighthouses, the building of Highway 101, and faraway Pacific Islands. 1. RAINBOWNESIA South coast resident Michael Kew debuted his new book, Rainbownesia: A Kaleidoscopic Arc Across Odd Oceania, last December. Kew’s second book (his first was Crossings) takes readers on a 225-page […]