Cannon Beach
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 45° 49.229 W 123° 57.635
10T E 425379 N 5074550
Beaver Board - Oregon History - Cannon Beach
Waymark Code: WMXJF
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 11/04/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 29

This “Beaver Board” sign on Oregon History is about Cannon Beach and is located between mileposts 34 & 35 on U.S. Hwy 101 north of Arch Cape.

Marker Name: Cannon Beach
Marker Text: Lt. Neil M. Howison, U.S.N., arrived in the Columbia River 1 July, 1846 on board the 300-ton United States Naval Survey Schooner “Shark” for the purpose of making an investigation of part of the Oregon Country. His report was instrumental in creating public interest in the Oregon Territory and formulating a decision on the location of the boundary between English and American lands.
The “Shark” was wrecked attempting to leave the Columbia on 10 September 1846. In an effort to get the ship off the spit, the three masts were chopped down and the cannon were jettisoned, but she began to break up and the crew took to her boats. Part of her deck, with this small iron cannon, drifted ashore south of Tillamook Head near this location, thus giving the name to Cannon Beach.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: State of Oregon

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Coast

County: Clatsop

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": [Web Link]

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