Shipwrecks of Curry County

Shipwrecks of Curry County

Among mariners, the Oregon coast has the reputation of being dangerous to
navigate. Hundreds of ships of varying sizes have run into trouble along the
Curry County coastline over the years. One of the earliest known wrecks was a
Russian ...

Author: H.S. Contino

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467125482

Category: History

Page: 128

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Historically, mariners considered the Oregon coast one of the most dangerous in the world. In 1852, explorers discovered gold in the rivers and along the beaches in Curry County, which is located in the southwestern corner of the state. Subsequent settlement concentrated on the coast. With few roads, water transportation was crucial for early settlers. The area contained many potential dangers to ships, including unpredictable weather, frequent fog, and submerged rocks and reefs. There have been many shipwrecks in the area like that of the tanker Larry Doheny, which was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine during World War II. Curry County is home to Cape Blanco, the second most westerly point in the continental United States, and Port Orford, the only open-water port on the Oregon coast (and one of only six "dolly" ports in the world). Modern technology and port improvements have reduced the number of shipwrecks, but accidents still occur.
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Pioneer History of Coos and Curry Counties Or

Pioneer History of Coos and Curry Counties  Or

Wreck of the Captain Lincoln . The Unfortunate Vessel - On Dry Land - The
Indians , Coos Baj - Ferry Boats - Reception at Port Orford . One of the first events
that the sails in erecting quarters ; relead to the settlement of Coos mained there
 ...

Author: Orvil Dodge

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89067465203

Category: Coos County (Or.)

Page: 567

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Categories: Coos County (Or.)

Gold Beach and South Curry County

Gold Beach and South Curry County

This image is of one of the shipwrecks off the coast of Curry. Named the Tramp, it
was wrecked in 1919. Oftentimes, wreckers or crewmembers could move many of
the supplies off the ship before the boat sank. If the ship were close enough to ...

Author: Meryl Boice

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738596150

Category: History

Page: 127

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Curry County is made up of small communities, ranging from the county line between Langlois and Bandon to the state line. From the inception of Gold Beach, pioneers have survived in small communities scattered throughout Southern Curry County. Despite a lack of roads, these small towns and hamlets, from Humbug Mountain on down, have sprung up over the years, enduring with the help of neighbors and through the gift of self-sufficiency. Some of the former names of this area before Gold Beach included Elizabeth Town, Sebastopol, Hog Town or Logtown, and Whalesburg. Today, the small communities include Arizona Beach, Euchre Creek, Ophir, Cedar Valley, Nesika Beach, Wedderburn, Jerry's Flat, Hunter's Creek, Pistol River, Carpenterville, Whaleshead, Brookings, and Harbor. Though a small area, the people of the county are happy to say that they live where everyone knows his or her neighbors.
Categories: History

Shipwrecks of Coos County

Shipwrecks of Coos County

The wreck was blamed on a faulty compass. All of the ... The first story claimed
that some of the cattle were rescued and bred with cattle in northern Curry
County in order to start what was known as the "Bawnmore Breed." The second
story ...

Author: H.S. Contino

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625171627

Category: History

Page: 128

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European settlement of Coos County began with a shipwreck. The Captain Lincoln wrecked on the north spit of the Coos Bay in January 1852. The crewmen built a temporary camp out of the ship's sails and named it "Camp Cast-Away." This was the first white settlement in the area. The men eventually traveled overland to Port Orford, where they told other settlers about the Coos Bay and its many natural resources. By December 1853, Coos County was established by the territorial legislature, and several towns were founded; the history of the area had been completely altered by a single shipwreck.
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Oregon Shipwrecks

Oregon Shipwrecks

She was insured for $ 12 , 000 ; the wreck sold for $ 900 , the cargo for $ 110 .
Very little is known of the ... ( Curry County Historical Society ) THE CAPTAIN
LINCOLN AND THE GREAT GOVERNMENT SURPLUS SALE “. 28 Oregon
Shipwrecks.

Author: Don B. Marshall

Publisher: Binford & Mort Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015051119066

Category: History

Page: 235

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Categories: History

Port Orford and North Curry County

Port Orford and North Curry County

The founders of three north Curry County communities were all characterized as
being seafaring adventurers: Capt. ... While several wrecks occurred close to
shore and people on the ships were rescued, large amounts of lumber, foodstuffs
, ...

Author: Shirley Nelson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439640272

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Perched on the cliffs above the Pacific Ocean, Port Orford claims to be the oldest town site on the Oregon coast and the farthest west incorporated community in the continental United States. Incomparable scenery surrounds it, providing work for generations of residents: lumber from trees of the great forests and all manner of seafood harvested from ocean waters. Gold lay in the waters and banks of streams and in the black sands of beaches, attracting the earliest settlers in 1851. Farming came later but proved successful, especially for cattle and sheep farmers and cranberry growers. Residents have survived fire, earthquake, severe storms, and the fluctuations of the mining, timber, and fishing industries. As Oregon developed, county lines changed. The south coast area was part of Jackson County in 1852, then Coos County in 1853. Curry County was formed in 1855, and Port Orford was the first county seat until Oregon statehood in 1859.
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Oregon Coastal Access Guide

Oregon Coastal Access Guide

Author: Kenn Oberrecht

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000049193916

Category: Travel

Page: 342

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This complete and illustrated guide offers a detailed tour of Oregon's Pacific edge, with extensive coverage of scenic Highway 101. Authoritative, practical information on where to go, how to get there, and what to expect, with an emphasis on natural areas, outdoor recreation, and historical and cultural attractions.
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Julius F Wolff Jr s Lake Superior Shipwrecks

Julius F  Wolff Jr  s Lake Superior Shipwrecks

... some of which are displayed at Fairlawn , the Superior - Douglas County
Historical Museum in Superior . ... help , but Captain James Connolly of the
Hawgood Line ' s 432 - foot steel steamer S . S . Curry spotted the beleaguered
Trevor and carried word to the Soo . ... Initially given up as a complete wreck ,
worth something in excess of $ 150 , 000 , the Trevor subsequently was raised by
her builder ...

Author: Julius Frederic Wolff

Publisher: Duluth, Minn. : Lake Superior Port Cities

ISBN: 0942235029

Category: Reference

Page: 282

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Lake Superior Shipwrecks is clearly the definitive work on the subject. No other published material approaches it in its comprehension and insight.It documents all the disasters and accidents that have occurred on this greatest of the Great Lakes since commercial shipping began. Over 200 historic photos and illustrations. Endorsed and registered by the Association for Great Lakes Maritime History. From Lake Superior Magazine.
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Shipwreck Tales of the Great Lakes

Shipwreck Tales of the Great Lakes

Charles V. , 230 , 231 , 232 Crane , Walter , 100 Cross , Belle , 104 Cullis , Albert
, 52 , 53 , 54 Curry , 196 , 197 Devil's ... 172 Donnelly , Edward , 163 Donnelly
Salvage and Wrecking Company , 163 Door County , Wisconsin , 73 , 155 , 158 ...

Author: Cris Kohl

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000056077339

Category: Great Lakes (North America)

Page: 286

View: 112

Categories: Great Lakes (North America)

History of the Pacific Northwest

History of the Pacific Northwest

See under Oregon-Washington Indian war. Operations on Columbia river and in
Yakima and Walla Walla country, i. 550–71 1856-73. Counties of Josephine and
Curry created, i. 640; boundaries, 640; Shipwrecks, 641; Indian depredations, ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015027936908

Category: Northwest, Pacific

Page:

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Categories: Northwest, Pacific

Journals of the Senate and House

Journals of the Senate and House

... Orford in Curry county, state of Oregon, is a proper, convenient and efficient
place upon said coast for the location of a life-saving station so located as to be
available to give aid to shipwrecks occurring upon either of the above-named
reefs; ...

Author: Oregon. Legislative Assembly

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3001666

Category:

Page:

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Oregon

Oregon

Author: Cheryl McLean

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 0762722908

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 99

Developed with families in mind, Fun with the Family TM books are the ultimate guides to family fun and adventure. Written by parents for parents, these state-specific guides include hundreds of ideas for families with kids from ages 2 to 12.Features visually appealing at-a-glance icons, reader-friendly sidebars, and comprehensive end-of-chapter listings of family-friendly places to stay and eat. Offering hundreds of fun -- and many free -- things families can see and do, these guides are invaluable references for both residents and out-of-state visitors.The Fun with the Family TM series currently covers 29 states, including AL, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, ME, MA, MI, MO, NJ, NM, NY, NC, Northern CA, OH, OR, PA, Southern CA, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT/NH, and WI and one city -- Las Vegas.Glide down the half-mile-long dual Alpine slide at Mt. Hood Skibowl, ride down the Willamette River on the stern-wheelers Columbia Gorge and The Rose, and watch cheese being made at Brandon Cheese Factory.
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Alphabetical Index of Patentees and Applicants for Patents of Invention

Alphabetical Index of Patentees and Applicants for Patents of Invention

WILLIAM CURRY , of Glasgow , in the County of Lanark , North Britain ,
Accountant , for an invention for ... for an invention for — " Improved means and
apparatus for preserving and saving life and property at sea in case of shipwreck
.

Author: Great Britain. Patent Office

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105027508139

Category: Patents

Page:

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Categories: Patents

Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents Granted Containing the Abridgements of Provisional and Complete Specifications

Chronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents Granted  Containing the Abridgements of Provisional and Complete Specifications

William Curry , of Glasgow , in the County of Lanark , North Britain , Accountant ,
for an invention for— " Improvements in the ... for— " Improved means and
apparatus for preserving and saving life and property at sea in case of shipwreck
.

Author: Great Britain. Patent Office

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112089535006

Category: Patents

Page:

View: 695

Categories: Patents

Chronological index of patents applied for and patents granted afterw of patentees and applicants for patents of invention by B Woodcroft

Chronological index of patents applied for and patents granted  afterw   of patentees and applicants for patents of invention  by B  Woodcroft

WILLIAM CURRY , of Glasgow , in the County of Lanark , North Britain ,
Accountant , for an invention for ... for an invention for — " Improved means and
apparatus for preserving and saving life and property at sea in case of shipwreck
.

Author: Patent office

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600035260

Category:

Page:

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The Publishers Trade List Annual

The Publishers  Trade List Annual

SHIPWRECKS OF THE PACIFIC COAST First complete account of all known
shipwrecks off the coasts of Washington , Oregon and California , by the ...
Adopted for use in Los Angeles County Schools . ... Coos and Curry Counties ,
Oregon .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124470746

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

California Oregon and Washington Archaeological Resource Study History

California  Oregon  and Washington Archaeological Resource Study  History

TABLE IV - 1 SUMMARY OF SHIPWRECK STATISTICS , INCLUDING
FREQUENCY OF WRECKS PER LINEAR MILE ... First Ten Wrecks County
Clallam Jefferson Grays Harbor Pacific Clatsop Tillamook Lincoln Lane Douglas
Coos Curry Del ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000077187668

Category: Archaeological surveying

Page:

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Categories: Archaeological surveying

Laws of the State of Oregon

Laws of the State of Oregon

... Port Orford in Curry county , state of Oregon , is a proper , convenient and
efficient place upon said coast for the location of a life - saving station so located
as to be available to give aid to shipwrecks occurring upon either of the
abovenamed ...

Author: Oregon

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063487545

Category: Law

Page:

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Covers the regular, special, and extra sessions of the Legislative Assembly; some special sessions have separately issued vols.
Categories: Law

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

Rogue River ( Klamath County - Curry County , Or . Description and travel . 3 .
Rogue National Wild ... 7 Shipwreck hunter : deep , dark & deadly in the Great
Lakes / Gerald U . Ann Arbor , MI : Ann Arbor Media Group , c2007 . p . cm .
Includes ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066180442

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

The Unforgiving Coast

The Unforgiving Coast

... of coastal geography , the Northwest has been spared both the number and
variety of shipwrecks which the California ... the Coos County Historical Society
Museum at North Bend , the Coquille River Museum at Bandon , the Curry
County ...

Author: David Hubert Grover

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054408706

Category: History

Page: 214

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Drawing on a wide variety of sources, Grover tries to explain not just what happened in each disaster, but how and why it happened. The stories vary considerably -- some are mysteries, some are adventure thrillers, and some defy categorization. Book jacket.
Categories: History