Culture/History

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 […]

COURTESY TILLAMOOK COAST
Culture/History, GARIBALDI, News

To Save a Boathouse

Story by Sayde Moser-Walker/Photos courtesy Tillamook Coast The Garibaldi Cultural Heritage Initiative aims to preserve and repurpose the former United States Coast Guard Boathouse known as Pier’s End. The harsh creak of rusty chains and tired groan of metal pulleys accompany the opening of the garage-like doors of Pier’s End […]

COOS BAY, Culture/History

Coos Bay Castaways

Story by Michael Shay “The vessel sprung a leak soon after we sailed from Benecia, California . . . and twelve men were detailed to man the pumps,” Pvt. Phillip Brack wrote. Brack’s adventure was retold in Orvil Dodge’s Pioneer History of Coos and Curry Counties, Oregon, published in 1898. […]