180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita,
Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City,
Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.
Festival Celebrates Heritage of Oregon Coast
|In 1864 George Luther Boone, who had come west to search for gold,
laid claim to land six miles west of what is now Toledo. He and his
wife, Mourning Ann Young, raised 13 children there. They’re
pictured above at their homesite with two of their children and Mourning
Ann’s mother, Eleanor Weddle Young (right). The Boones are featured
in a new exhibit opening Nov. 16 at the Burrows House Museum.
(Newport, Oregon) - The annual Heritage
Festival and Open House for the Lincoln County Historical Society will
be held Sunday, Nov. 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the four facilities of
the Society: the Burrows House and Log Cabin Museums and Carriage House
at 545 SW Ninth in Newport and the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center
on Newport's Bayfront. A new exhibit, entertainment, refreshments, and
authors' book signing are among the events scheduled. Entrance to the
museums and all activities are free and open to the public.
The event includes the opening of a new exhibit to kick
off the 150th anniversary of Oregon becoming a state in 1859. Titled "A
Sea of Opportunity: The Era of Statehood on Oregon’s Central Coast,"
the exhibit features some of the oldest artifacts and photographs from
the Society’s collection and stories about the earliest exploration
in the area including the oyster wars, the influence of the Civil War
and gold fever on settlement, the impact of the Rogue River wars and the
Coast Reservation on bringing outsiders to the region, and the overall
environment of the 1850s to 1890s.
|The Burrows in Newport, "back in the day."
The people featured include George Luther Boone, the great-grandson
of Daniel Boone; Corp. Royal Bensell, whose journal were later published
as “All Quiet on the Yamhill;” Louis Southworth, the only
African-American settler in the county; Elizabeth Porter, the county¹s
first school teacher; and Annie Miner Peterson, whose father, James Miner,
was an Englishman and whose mother, Matilda, was a member of the Coos
At the historic Bayfront location, five authors will sign
their books. The authors and their latest books are: Bonnie Henderson,
“Strand: An Odyssey of Pacific Ocean Debris;” Michele Longo
Eder, “Salt in Our Blood: The Memoir of a Fisherman’s Wife;”
Anne Hall, “Lincoln City and the Twenty Miracle Miles;” Janice
Marschner, “Oregon 1859: A Snapshot in Time;” and Ron Lovell,
author of the Thomas Martindale Mystery Series.
|Nye Beach in the early part of the century.
The museums will be decorated for the holidays, and the
gift shops will be stocked with unusual and history-related items as well
as one of the best collections of books related to history in the region.
Members and anyone who joins the Society receive a 10 percent discount.
Carol Jones, president, will toast the Society’s founding meeting
Nov. 18, 1948.
The Burrows House and Log Cabin museums and gift shops
are open Tuesday through Sunday. The research library is open Tuesday
through Thursday, or call for an appointment. Winter hours are 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m. The museums are closed on Mondays and major holidays. Admission
is free; donations are greatly appreciated. The Burrows House and Log
Cabin museums are administered by the Lincoln County Historical Society,
a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation, interpretation,
and celebration of the history of Lincoln County and the central Oregon
For more information call 541-265-7509. 545 SW Ninth St.,
Rockaway Beach. 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.
523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938.
at Cannon Beach. 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. 800-321-6304 or 503-436-9085. Hemlock At
Surfcrest, Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.atcannonbeach.com.
Ocean Lodge. 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.
888-777-4047. 503-436-2241. 2864 Pacific Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Cape Property Services.
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
All homes are immaculate and smoke free; some pet friendly (with
a fee). Some with broadband, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces,
decks, and fire pits or barbecues. Call about tempting winter specials
that go until March (not valid holidays, however). www.archcaperentals.com
here for video of Dec. storm aftermath
Coast Best of Awards for the Year And the winners
are: best of Oregon coast restaurants, lodgings, science, odd events
in nature and stunning moments for 2007
Transformations of Oregon Coast Beaches Seasons change
and so do beaches, revealing different sides and a variety of eye-popping
Cool Ideas for Oregon Coast Romance Be it the season
of Valentine's or be it any time of the year, Oregon's coastline has
essentially cornered the market for cuddle-inducing possibilities and
gushy activities for the hand-holding set
or Night Mysteries and Merriment on Oregon Coast It's
more than just nightlife that comes to life, but the beaches offer major
Coast Travel Site Goes Wireless Provides Lodging Reports
- Oregon Coast Beach Connection now has mobile lodging and dining listings,
along with weekly lodging availability reports
/ ADVERTISE ON BEACH CONNECTION