Yaquina Bay
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N 44° 37.404 W 124° 03.788
10T E 415661 N 4941665
Beaver Board - Oregon History - Yaquina Bay
Waymark Code: WMXJA
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 11/04/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
Views: 20

This “Beaver Board” sign on Oregon History about Yaquina Bay is located in Newport in Yaquina Bay State Park off U.S. Hwy 101 at the north end of the Yaquina Bay Bridge.

Marker Name: Yaquina Bay
Marker Text: The old Yaquina Bay Lighthouse established in 1871 is the earliest aid to navigation, standing within the range of the first recorded landfall made from a ship to the shores of the Pacific Northwest. Captain James Cook made this landfall on March 7, 1778. At noon he named Cape Foulweather. On account of the heavy weather he was compelled to stand out at sea at night and only approach the land in the afternoon so that he was unable to find any harbor along the Oregon Coast. News of Cook’s voyage to the Pacific Northwest stimulated the American interests in this region and aroused in Thomas Jefferson and interest that led to the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and the dispatch of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: State of Oregon

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Coast

County: Lincoln

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

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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