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A famous little family eatery where the seafood practically gets shuffled from the sea straight into your mouth. Soups and salads include many seafood specialties, including cioppino, chowders, crab Louie and cheese breads. Fish 'n' chips come w/ various fish. Seafood sandwiches with shrimp, tuna or crab, as well as burgers. Dinners like pan fried oysters, fillets of salmon or halibut, sautéed scallops.

Feed the seals! One of the oldest aquariums in the U.S. is here in Seaside, Oregon, right on the Promenade

Lincoln City’s only resort hotel built right on the beach with all oceanfront rooms - nestled against a rugged cliffside overlooking a soft, sandy beach. Dine in penthouse restaurant and bar, for casual meal or candlelight dinner. An array of seafood specialties, juicy steaks and other Northwest favorites, including decadent Sunday buffet. Rooms range from bedrooms to studios to 1-bedroom suites with microwaves and refrigerators to full kitchens. Also, wi-fi, spa, saunas, exercise room and year-round heated swimming pool. Kids will love the game room and easy beach access. Full-service conference/meeting rooms for that inspirational retreat; extensive wedding possibilities.

There will not be another property built like this in Cannon Beach in our lifetimes. Rare, premiere ocean front location; handsome, dramatic architecture and tasteful, fun (nostalgic) beach interiors. Overlooks Haystack Rock. 100 percent smoke free. Imaginative special occasion packages. Massive wood burning lobby fireplace. Library w/ fireplace, stocked with impressive book collection. Pet and family friendly. Lavish continental buffet breakfast. In-room fireplaces, mini-kitchens. Jacuzzi tubs in select rooms. DVD players, complimentary movies. Morning paper. Warm cookies.

the finest in luxury condominium lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.

A castle on the coast. Fine antiques, gourmet breakfast, luxury w/ ocean views, pet friendly. Social hour in the eve. Have to see to believe. East Ocean Rd., just north of the Arch Cape Tunnel. Arch Cape, Oregon (s. of Cannon Beach and Seaside). www.archcapehouse.com. 800-436-2848

For over 80 years a favorite of Seaside visitors. 51 oceanfront condos, individually owned and decorated. Suites for couples, small apartments with fireplaces and kitchenettes, one or two bed family units with fireplaces, kitchens and dining rooms. Oceanview cottages sleep anywhere from two to eight, w/ two bedrooms, some with lofts, fireplaces and kitchens. Heated outdoor pool, enormous grounds w/ picnic tables - all at quiet southern end of Seaside.

20 gorgeous homes sleep up to 18; doubled that with some side-by-side homes. Some pet friendly. Cottages to massive homes; new oceanfront to renovated historic beach houses. All over central coast w/ Lincoln City, Otter Rock, Boiler Bay and Nye Beach. Long list of features, including barbecues, large decks, antique furnishings, wood stoves, gas fireplaces, hardwood floors, Jacuzzis and hot tubs. Most have movies, music, books. Gift basket w/ goodies in each

smaller homes with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All are either oceanfront or just a few steps away – all with a low bank access and fantastic views. Most are in the Nelscott area; one is close to the casino. You’ll find a variety of goodies: fireplaces, multiple bedrooms, dishwashers, Jacuzzis, washer/dryers, hot tubs, cable TV, VCR, barbecues; there’s a loft in one, and another sprawling home has two apartments. Pets allowed in some homes – ask first. Each comes with complete kitchens. Most have seventh night free.

Suites, duplex units, houses for 2-8 people. Close to everything. All units w/ kitchens; many have fireplaces, decks, jetted tubs. Robes, slippers, luxury bath amenities and more. Award-winning flowers. Featured on Travel Channel.

40th Anniversary of Oregon Coast Exploding Whale Film Clip

Published 11/12/2010

Still of film from KATU

(Florence, Oregon) - It was 40 years ago today a legend was born: one that is arguably the most watched video clip on the Internet.

The Internet - and much of Oregon media - has been abuzz today with cries of “Happy Exploding Whale Day.” The infamous incident first popularized by columnist Dave Barry, and then by a flood of Internet attention, happened 40 years ago in this state, on this coast.

It was the days of long hair, rock music still being regarded with suspicion, and it was way before the Internet or even cell phones. Indeed, color TV’s were still rather new. On November 12, 1970, the Oregon Highway Department (later to become ODOT), took well-meaning but radical steps to rid a Florence beach of a whale that had washed up, and it was beginning to get disgustingly ripe.

The central Oregon coast was, quite literally, about to get rocked.

Exploding whale clip, KATU

The Highway Department’s George Thornton, an engineer, was in charge of a new approach to this whale of a problem: blow it up with dynamite. The point was to blow it into thousands of tiny pieces that would then be eaten by seagulls. It was also intended these pieces be shot towards the ocean.

But it didn’t quite turn out that way.

Meanwhile, a large crowd gathered along the bluff overlooking this beach, just south of the Siuslaw River.

Then 23-year-old Paul Linnman, a reporter for KATU channel 2 news in Portland, was on the scene, getting filmed by cameraman Paul Brazil. Their encapsulation of the event has become perhaps the most viewed film clip ever.

Linnman and Brazil show a bit of the preparation and a quick interview with Thornton, as well as a shot of the many spectators. A countdown is shown, and then the creature explodes in an upward rush of pink and red gore, estimated to have risen to 100 feet.

At first there are oo’s and aww’s as people are impressed. Linnman points out on camera, in one of the more famous instances of alliteration: “The blast blasted blubber beyond all believable bounds.”

The sounds of being impressed turn to some amount of panic, and the camera actually catches the sound of falling chunks of whale plopping everywhere.

Whale guts and car damage after the blast.

According to the article from the Eugene Register-Guard at the time, large pieces hit first. One chunk of three feet in length caved in the top of a Springfield man’s car.

Shortly after, thousands and thousands of smaller pieces fell, sometimes in an oily mist, according to Brazil.

The smell? It was now worse, and it was everywhere. It was all over the cars. It was all over the spectators.

Linnman, interviewed tonight by KATU-TV, describes a disgusting pink coating on himself and Brazil.

People ran to their cars and fled.

See the Exploding Whale. com for the footage
 

The Springfield man was paid for the value of his car by the state 11 days later. After that, this incident was largely forgotten, until 20 years later.

The tale was then made famous by humorist Dave Barry in the 90’s. Shortly after, or perhaps almost immediately, the film clip hit the Net and has been circulating wildly ever since. KATU estimates it has received 400 million views in its lifetime.

In 2000, the Eugene Register-Guard did a 30-year retrospective on the event. Thornton, by then retired, had still not spoken to the press to that day.

On the infamous day, Thornton told the press the big problem was the blast funneled a hole beneath the whale.

This method of blowing up a whale to get rid of it was never tried again. Now, Oregon State Parks takes care of such issues and buries whale carcasses deep in the sand. Much was learned from that day – like to never do it again.

Whales are now disposed of by burial, like this one in Seaside (photo by Seaside Aquarium)

Interestingly enough, this film clip was almost lost completely and quite possibly might have never been seen. In the KATU interview on Friday night, Linnman said in the post-blast panic, the film was left in the trunk of someone else’s car. The pair flew back to Portland without it (these were the days before live feeds, after all).

Linnman told KATU the news director at the time was quite firm about the issue: the film would make it back to the studios in time to run in the next day’s newscast. Linnman and Brazil managed to convince the man who's car contained the film can to drive to Portland in the middle of the night.

Film clip: Brazil talks about that day.

More About Oregon Coast hotels, lodging.....

Perfect for large family vacations all the way down to a getaway lodging for two - with over 25 vacation rental homes to choose from. A breathtaking collection of craftsman or traditional beachfront homes, or oceanview houses – from one to seven bedrooms. In various areas of Lincoln City and overlooking the beach, with some in Depoe Bay. All kinds of amenities are available, like hot tubs, decks, BBQ, rock fireplaces, beamed ceilings and more. Some are new, some are historic charmers.

Dozens of homes in that dreamy, rugged stretch between Cannon Beach and Manzanita known as Arch Cape. Oceanfront and ocean view , or just a short walk from the sea.

Beautifully wooded natural setting at quiet south end of Cannon Beach. Great during winter storms with a new book by the fireplace – or when the sun is out for family fun and beach strolling. Handsome beach cottage-style architecture. Lush flowering gardens and naturalized courtyard pond. Warm, inviting guest rooms. Continental buffet breakfast. Warm Cookies. Family and Pet Friendly. Welcome gifts. Smoke-free. Complimentary Wireless Connectivity. Wine and book signing events.

Breathtaking high panoramic beach views from oceanfront rooms, spacious family suites & fully equipped cottages.  Known for gracious hospitality, the sparkling clean Sea Horse features a heated indoor pool, dramatic oceanfront spa, great whale watching, free deluxe continental breakfast, conference room, free casino shuttle & HBO.  Fireplaces, private decks and spas are available in select rooms.  Close to shops, golf, fishing & restaurants.  Pets are welcome in select rooms.  Senior discounts.  Kids 18 and under stay free in their parent's room.  Very attractive rates.
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All rooms are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s and in-room phones w/ data ports. Oceanfronts have queen bed, a double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and private deck. Both types sleep up to four people. Others are appointed for a two-person romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on a budget. Elaborate oceanfront Jacuzzi suite has two bedrooms, kitchen, double hide-a-bed, fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For family reunions or large gatherings such as weddings, some rooms can connect to create two-room and three-room suites. Some rooms pet friendly

Sumptuous indoor pool heated year round. Lovely ocean views come with many rooms. All units big, extremely comfortable, w/ special touches. Each room contains a microwave, refrigerator, in-room coffee makers, cable TV, and larger kitchen units are available as well. Free parking, choice of smoking or non-smoking rooms. Within walking distance to all of Yachats’ various amenities; short walk to the beaches
Literally over 100 homes available as vacation rentals – all distinctive and carefully selected to be special. Find them in Yachats, Waldport, Newport, Nye Beach, Otter Rock, Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach, Lincoln Beach, Lincoln City, Neskowin, Pacific City, Tierra Del Mar and Rockaway Beach. Some pet friendly.

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