Oregon Coast Magazine November/DEcember 2007

Oregon Coast Magazines
Paddling under a full moon. By Lee Juillerat

Colors Go Wild beaneath the Waves Underwater creatures come in brilliant hues. By Joanne Huemoeller

Newport This real fishing town is also a magnet for tourists. By Barton Grover Howe

Christmas Shopping on the Coast Find unique gifts not found in the malls. By Vickie S. Higgins

Snow Camp Reborn Volunteers rebuild an historic fire lookout. By William Ferry

Jay Stewart This potter carries his inspiration to the dinner table. By Margaret D. Smith

Boone Clan Makes Claim on the Coast Daniel Boone's descendants forged a trail of their own. By Grace Elting Castle

Crossing the Bar A sailor tackles the notorious Columbia River bar. By Robert Olds

A Breed Apart Gentle Hanoverian horses are bred on a Gold Beach ranch. By Norman B. Martin

Coast History Revealed Reviews of three books offer a glimpse into the coast’s early days. By Judy Fleagle

Mine on Cape Mears Beach - A dangerous remnant of war lands on the North Oregon Coast sometime in the winter of 1953.


Coast Lines

Coast Lines - By Rosemary Camozzi, Editor

Real Estate

The Oregon Coast's Red Lukewarm Real Estate Market - No one expected the red hot market that held sway on the Oregon Coast until early 2006 to keep on forever at the same pace. The Oregon Coast has not been completely immune.

Oregon Coast Vistas

Bandon seastacks -Charles Campbell

Bandon seatacks

Harbor at Depoe Bay.
- Chris Bryant

Harbor at Depoe Bay

Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach. - Zeb Andrews

Haystack Rock

Coast Lines

The days grow ever shorter, the mornings ever colder, and the rain ever more incessant. Yes, dear readers, it’s storm-watching season! As much as I hate to see fall’s bright colors fade, I relish these days when my cravings for hiking, beachcombing, and kayaking disappear because it’s just too nasty outside. Now there’s absolutely no reason in the world not to curl up with a magazine and a cup of steaming coffee and watch the wind throw sheets of rain onto the windowpanes.

Historic Newport

The ship Mischief docked at the Bayfront,
July, 23, 1889.

We do, thankfully, have our own little ray of sunshine occasionally hanging around the office. My co-editor Emily Kolkemo and husband Jeff are the proud parents of Genevieve Isabel, who is now a little over two months old. Gen incubated in the office, so she came out well-accustomed to the rustle of paper, clatter of keys, and voices of editors. We’re glad Emily’s back with us on a part-time basis now.

In this issue we’ve taken a close look at the city of Newport, celebrating its 125th anniversary this fall. Newport is a wonderful place, with its mixture of commercial and charter fishing, scientists studying marine ecosystems, a thriving performing arts venue, the Oregon Coast Aquarium and Hatfield Marine Science Center, eclectic shops and restaurants, beautiful beaches, and, of course, tourists who have come to enjoy all this bounty. Without a doubt, there’s always something fun to do in Newport.

While colors outside have faded to browns and grays, the sea still conceals a panoply of creatures in brilliant hues. I would venture to guess that most of you aren’t going to be diving much this winter, so I know you’ll enjoy Joanne Huemoeller’s beautiful photos of anemones and other sea life. You can also join Robert Olds on a trip across the Columbia Bar on a 492-foot grain ship, paddle under the full moon with Lee Juillerat, and walk the beach with Howard Sherwood back in the winter of ’53, when he came upon a live mine on the beach at Cape Meares. Lots of good reading here, so let your imagination take you away while you enjoy the opportunity to slow down with your favorite books and magazines. Happy Holidays!

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