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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.

Inn at Wecoma Lincoln City.  Sleek, modern design w some partial ocean views, balconies and fireplaces. Spacious guestrooms w/ microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, free continental breakfast.  Indoor pool and a hot tub. W-fi, fitness room, business center, and located within walking distance to finest restaurants. 867-sq-foot conference room for business meetings or large social events. Some pet friendly.

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

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.

Historic Oregon Coast Finds Get Attention from PBS Detectives

Published 2008

One of the cannon as they were discovered in February (photo Tiffany Boothe, Seaside Aquarium)

(Nehalem, Oregon) – There's a lot happening with the pair of cannon found just south of Cannon Beach in February. They’re still causing a stir, even months after their unearthing, which caused a flurry of media coverage. They’re getting attention from a national TV show, they’ll be the subject of a public viewing on April 29, and a large group of historical experts has finally been formed to consider the origins of these possibly very significant finds.

The cannon have attracted the attention of the PBS show “History Detectives,” which is visiting the area this week, conducting research, filming and interviewing subjects. Gwen Wright, one of the stars of the Public Broadcasting Service series, has been on the coast this past week with the show’s camera crew, as well as at Fort Vancouver in Vancouver, Washington. They’ve visited with a naval historian there, with historians and archeologists in Cannon Beach and at Nehalem State Park in Nehalem, where the two cannon are being kept in giant tubs of water.

The cannon are stored in large tubs filled with water at Nehalem Bay State Park.

The cannon hold some major implications for the north Oregon coast because it’s believed they may well be the last two cannon left the from the shipwreck whose initial cannon gave the town of Cannon Beach its name. The USS Shark wrecked on the Columbia River Bar in the 1840’s, and fifty years later – just before the dawn of the 20th century - one of its cannon was found at Arch Cape, giving the village to the north its moniker.

That cannon is currently housed in the Cannon Beach Historical Museum.

The cannon found this past February were discovered in a place very close to the same spot where the original cannon came from.

Ghost forest at Arch Cape, which surrounded the cannon before they were pulled out of the sand and taken to Nehalem Bay State Park.

Wright and the TV show have also visited with Miranda Petrone, the girl who originally spotted the pieces of metal sticking out of the sand on a sunny day in February. And Chris Havel, a spokesman for Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), has also been the subject of their interviews.

“They’re here filming a piece on the cannon,” Havel said. “They’re shooting right now on the north coast. I don’t want to give away their script and go into too much detail, but they’ve asked us how it was discovered, about their storage and preservation methods, what we know and what happens next.”

Havel said they are being very cautious about forming any firm answer, in spite of the twitching anxiousness of local amateur historians who are quick to conclude the evidence weighs heavily towards these being the from the same ship. There is still the great possibility they’re from another ship, as this exact type of cannon was very common at the time.

The chains of the cannon are still attached, but they are so encrusted in a concrete-like substance they are barely recognizable.

“The cannon are very similar to what was found in 1898,” he said. “But there are a hundred other shipwrecks out there along the north coast. We just don’t know enough to say for sure. We’re still asking ‘What are the origins of the cannon?’ “

This week, Havel and OPRD have announced another date to view the cannon at Nehalem Bay State Park, which has entrances from Manzanita and Nehalem. The next public viewing will be on April 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The cannon are sitting in tanks of water there, which draws out the salt while still protecting them from the air, preventing more erosion. “Once a week, we change the water, and can sometimes open our maintenance area to visitors so you can get a closer look at the artifacts,” Havel said on the department’s website.

Cannon in its tub

OPRD has announced the formation of the advisory team to examine the cannon and come up with a plan to protect and eventually display them.

The team is comprised of:

Roger Roper, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Assistant Director, advisory team leader; Dennis Griffin, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, state archaeologist; Jerry Ostermiller, Columbia Maritime Museum; John Williams, Cannon Beach Historical Society and Cannon Beach Mayor; Dale Mosby, Arch Cape Community; Julie Curtis, Oregon Department of State Lands; Greg Shine, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site; Dr. Bob Neyland, US Navy; Cyndi Mudge, Destination The Pacific; Deborah Wood, Lewis and Clark National Historical Park; David Brauner, Oregon State University; Pam Endzweig, University of Oregon, and Dave Eshbaugh of Oregon State Parks Trust.

Stumps at Lost Creek, near Seal Rock, on the central coast

OPRD said the team will look at how to best preserve the artifacts, which could involve paying specialists tens of thousands of dollars to work on the artifacts for a couple of years.

The cannon were discovered during unusual, extremely low sand levels, which happened because of large storm action during the winter. These low sand levels unearthed stumps some 4,000 years old at Arch Cape, and ancient stumps – called ghost forests – at other places like Hug Point, Cape Lookout, Cape Kiwanda, Newport and Seal Rock. These ranged in age anywhere from 1000 years old to 4000 years old. The low sand levels brought out other oddities, such as a mail truck from the 30’s buried in the sand at Waldport, and geologic formations called red towers – surreal objects that look like something out of a Dr. Suess book.

These low sand level events - as much as ten feet lower than normal - also exposed bedrock at Cape Kiwanda and tore out the ghost forest at Neskowin, which is visible year-round.


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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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Periodically, these beaches are the recipient of something really strange flopping around the tide line. Sciences
Portland Presentation Gives Unique Travel Tips for Oregon Coast
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Finding Sea Lions and Bald Eagles in N. Oregon Coast's Tillamook County
Two creatures in particular can get the heart pumping with excitement on the beaches. Oceanside, Netarts, Seaside, Gearhart, Pacific City
More Rarities: Another Squid, Massive Dead Crab Strandings on Oregon Coast
Yet another rare squid and massive amount of crabs were found. Science, Seaside Aquarium
Talk at Portland Restaurant on Aug. 27: the Oregon Coast They Don't Tell You ...
Unique travel tips at Noodles Restaurant in SW Portland, starting at 7 p.m.
Grand Meteor Shower in Store for Oregon Coast, Portland, Valley: the Perseids
Look for the peak of the Perseids coming this weekend over the Oregon coast and much of the inland portions
Naming Lincoln City was a Wobbly, Wacky Process: Oregon Coast History
The town was very nearly named Surfland or Lincoln Shores

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