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Extremely Secret Virtual Tour Stop, Manzanita
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Extremely Secret Virtual Tour Stop, Manzanita

You've entered the double-dog secret virtual tour stop for Manzanita.

The north Oregon coast town has its secrets, especially in history. Among them: where did all those beeswax bits come from? For the first 100 years after white settlers arrived, the Nehalem Spit and the beaches saw chunks of beeswax washing up, often used by settlers and before that by the first peoples of the area. They had mysterious imprints on them. Later in the 20th century, it was discovered they were the stamps from an old Spanish galleon, and by the early 2000s the show History Detectives had figured out the identity of that galleon.

In early 2022, it was revealed archaeologists – through a local man – had discovered pieces from that very ship. It was a landmark find.

Sometimes amazing moments happen here at the Neahkahnie Overlooks and then are gone, thereby making that instant a kind of secret. Unless you were there to photograph it, as in the bottom shot.

True Secrets of Manzanita

Photo Scott Williams, Maritime Archaeological Society

Pieces of Legendary Oregon Coast Spanish Galleon Wreck Retrieved Near Manzanita - Part 1 OCBC exclusive: how rare a find, misadventures, setbacks, scientific clues in a case that's centuries old

Part II, Manzanita 300-Yr-Old Spanish Galleon Find: Historic Surprises for Oregon Coast Some information not previously released, the struggles to retrieve the pieces

Neahkanie Complete Guide:

The Complete Guide to Neahkahnie Mountain: Hiking Neahkahnie Mountain, Manzanita's Marvel, Oregon Coast Landmark

Below: waves aglow beneath a moody, colorful spring sky