History

History, TILLAMOOK

People of the Nekalim Country

Story by Cheryl D. Wanner In 1788, Captain Robert Gray sailed his sloop, Lady Washington, into what is now Tillamook Bay and made the first recorded white contact with the indigenous people of the area. Gray wrote of friendly trade between his crew and the local inhabitants which took an […]

History, Outdoor

Ship of Mystery

Story by Cheryl D. Wanner Image Above: A Manila galleon being loaded from Chinese vessels. Courtesy maritime artist Roger D. Morris NO OREGON COAST SHIPWRECK has spawned greater speculation or more unanswered questions than the Beeswax Wreck of Nehalem Spit. Shrouded in time, steeped in legend, this unknown vessel has […]

ASTORIA, History

Coastal Film Recounts Bombing, Reconciliation

Less than 20 years after World War II, members of the Brookings Junior Chamber of Commerce invited the Japanese pilot who had bombed the forest a few miles from the city.  Nobuo Fujita accepted the invitation in 1962 and brought with him a gift of reconciliation: a Samurai sword that […]