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Clipper Ships, Mine Sweepers, & More

STORY BY RICHARD YATES FOR THE FULL PRINT EDITORIAL VERSION OF THE STORY CLICK HERE ASA M. SIMPSON, a young apprentice shipbuilder from Maine, came west with his brother during the California gold rush, but Simpson soon realized that few fortunes could be made grubbing for gold. However, there were […]

A visitor views the remains of the massive keel ribs of the 1924 shipwreck Acme on the beach near Bandon Dunes Golf Resort;
History, Outdoor, Travel

Bandon Dunes Hiking Trails

Story and Photos by Tom Baake Of the many intriguing hiking trails on the Oregon Coast, perhaps only one involves a visit to a full-scale labyrinth and a shipwreck—all within sight of a world-class golf course. Such are the possibilities on the half-dozen miles of hiking trails at Bandon Dunes […]

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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 […]