Culture/History

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 […]

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,” […]