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Cannon Lecture, Big Quilt on North Oregon
|One of the historic cannon found in Arch Cape in February (photo
Tiffany Boothe, Seaside Aquarium)
(Cannon Beach, Oregon) - The Cannon Beach History
Center and Museum will dig a bit deeper into history and local coastal
life, with a special lecture on August 13 about the historical objects
found in Arch Cape earlier this year and a raffle to win a massive quilt
that depicts life on the beach.
On Wednesday, August 13, the Cannon Beach History Center
and Museum will host a lecture by Greg Shine on the cannons discovered
in Arch Cape in February 2008. Shine is the Chief Ranger and Historian
at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and the Northwest Cultural
Resources Institute. This free, public program will take place at 7:30
p.m. at the History Center.
|Photo Tiffany Boothe, Seaside Aquarium
Winter storms recently uncovered two short-barreled guns
(carronades) on the beach near Arch Cape, Oregon. The source of the carronades
has been the subject of much speculation and interest throughout the Pacific
Northwest. Some believe these large objects may have belonged to the U.S.
Schooner Shark and were torn loose from the vessel after it wrecked at
the mouth of the Columbia River in September, 1846. The story has since
garnered national attention, with the PBS television series History Detectives
filming a segment exploring the relationship between the Shark and the
Using firsthand accounts, archival documents, maps, and
private letters, Greg Shine will describe U.S. Schooner Shark’s
activities in the Pacific Northwest and its demise at the dangerous Columbia
River Bar. His PowerPoint presentation will illustrate why the vessel
was sent to Fort Vancouver and the Oregon Country, and how the schooner’s
officers interacted with Hudson’s Bay Company officials, officers
from the British sloop of war HMS Modeste and local residents. Their stories
of cooperation, intrigue, shipwreck, rescue, and even horse racing will
help create an understanding of the Oregon Country as it rose to international
importance in the 1840s.
|The quilt by Jean Williams (photo courtesy Cannon Beach
For more information about the program, please call the
Cannon Beach History Center and Museum at 503-436-9301. CBHCM is located
at the corner of Spruce and Sunset Streets in Cannon Beach.
Also at the museum, a new sampler wall hanging, made
and donated by Jean Williams, is on display at the Cannon Beach History
Center and Museum. The wall hanging, entitled “The Beach of a Thousand
Wonders,” features squares depicting Oregon coastal life - from
a sandcastle square, to a beach cottage square, to a square donning a
purple Oregon lupine. The piece will be raffled-off as part of the fifth-annual
Cannon Beach Cottage Tour on September 6th. Tickets are $1, or 6 tickets
for $5, and can be purchased at the History Center, Cannon Beach Property
Management, or Duane Johnson Real Estate. The drawing will take place
at a free reception to be held from 4 - 5 p.m. at the Cannon Beach History
Center and Museum, following the September 6th Cottage Tour.
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Cape Property Services.
Dozens of homes in that dreamy,
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