Ocian in View

The Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, WA will host “Ocian in View” this November 7, 8 & 9th.
As part of those events, on Sunday the 9th at 3:30 pm there will be a dedication of the Cape Disappointment Nickel plaque and Open House with the photographer, Andrew Cier, (whose photo was used for the Lewis & Clark nickel as well as the GPS Marker).

Lewis & Clark Indian Nations map by NW Limited...History in Vogue features the USPS first day issue postmarks and stamps commemorating the bicentennial (click for more info)

Lewis & Clark Indian Nations map by NW Limited...History in Vogue features the USPS first day issue postmarks and stamps commemorating the bicentennial (click for more info)

Other events include presentations by the Chinook Indian Tribe, Knappton Cove Heritage Center Open House, a seafood dinner, and bus tours.
For the complete schedule of events, Visit this link hosted on the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum site or call 360-642-3446

To own a piece of history related to the Lewis & Clark expedition like the one to the right, call 503-338-6056 or email bill@nwlimited.com

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Oct. 25, 1906: Wreck of the Peter Iredale

On October 25, 1906, the bark Peter Iredale was wrecked on the Oregon coast at Clatsop Spit near

The Peter Iredale shortly after grounding in October, 1906

The Peter Iredale shortly after grounding in October, 1906

Warrenton attempting a Columbia River entrance.
The grounded ship was unsalvageable.
Over a century later, only her rusting bones remain.

Peter Iredale revealed by the storms of December. Photo taken January 2008 near Ft. Stevens

Peter Iredale in January 2008 near Ft. Stevens. The wreck is one of several hundred casualties of the Pacific Graveyard and appears as the most familiar landmark on "Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard" shipwreck chart by NW Limited...History in VogueTM.

 
Oft-photographed, endlessly visited by tourists, the Iredale’s weathered skeleton is testament both to the forces of nature and folly of man. 

There are countless more like her that have disappeared, shipwrecked forever by virtue of lucky salvage or the relentless pounding of waves, wind, tide and time.

Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard” documents these, lifting them from conscious memory, and marking them in historic record.
Anecdotes from each wreck are provided, stories which are entwined in the foundation of a region rich with maritime activity.
As the newest and most complete shipwreck chart of the SW Washington, NW Oregon coast and lower Columbia River, it is also the most aesthetically-minded.
Printed on high-quality paper, the lithograph (detail shown below) is built to stand the test of time both as a collectible, historic tribute and an artful display. 
Dead Reckoning Shipwreck chart detail showing the wreck of the Iredale as well as several others at the mouth of the Columbia River click on the image for larger, readable version

"Dead Reckoning" Shipwreck chart detail showing the wreck of the Iredale as well as several others at the mouth of the Columbia River

For information on ordering a shipwreck chart directly from the creator, please contact bill@nwlimited.com or call 503-338-6056.

Lewis & Clark Saltmakers in Seaside

The Saltmakers reenacted Lewis & Clark Expedition’s saltmaking procedures for 24 hours a day beginning at 5 p.m. Friday until 3 p.m. Sunday on the beach in south Seaside. (click for news article)
During the event you could meet, trade, and talk with historians dressed as soldiers of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery.
The Saltmakers made salt from seawater, just as members of the expedition did before their return trip 202 years ago.

Lewis & Clark map by NW Limited...History in Vogue $275 as shown

Lewis & Clark map by NW Limited...History in Vogue $275 as shown

Spectating was free.  
The saltmakers were on the beach at the west end of Avenue U in Seaside.

Directions:
From Highway 101, take Avenue U to the beach.
From the Promenade, south to where Avenue U meets the beach.

The historic re-enactment program attracts about 2,000 visitors each year.
For more information call the Fort Clatsop Unit of Lewis and Clark National Historic Park at (503) 861-2471, Ext 214, or call the Seaside Museum and Historical Society at (503) 738-7065.

Links:
Lewis & Clark maps at NW Limited…History in VogueTM
Lewis & Clark re-enactment set (Salem Statesman-Journal)

USS Shark Cannons-History in Cannon Beach Wednesday

Can you find the Shark on this small section of our chart representing the Columbia River Bar area and some of the shipwrecks there?

Can you find the Shark on this small section of our chart representing the Columbia River Bar area and some of the shipwrecks there?

On Wednesday, August 13, the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum will host a lecture by Greg Shine on the cannons discovered in Arch Cape in February 2008,/a>. Shine is the Chief Ranger and Historian at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and the Northwest Cultural Resources Institute. This free, public program will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the History Center.
The cannons are believed to be from the wreck of a Navy ship named the USS Shark, which was surveying the Columbia River Bar when it struck a shoal and ultimately sunk in 1846.
For more information about the program, please call the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum at 503-436-9301.
As always, you can call the office (503-338-6056), or drop by Astoria’s Sunday Market to pick up a souvenir of your visit, our
Dead Reckoning shipwreck chart, the newest and most complete listing of shipwrecks for this region, presented in a beautiful lithograph on high-quality paper, and the ultimate which is framed and has photographs of the wrecks and other historic memorabilia such as lighthouses.

Links:
Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard shipwreck chart at NW Limited…History in Vogue
Hear the stories of the USS Shark
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department: Arch Cape Cannons
Cannon Lecture on North Oregon Coast Beach Connection.net

Want to camp with the Corps of Discovery?

You can, this weekend:
CLARK’S CAMPSITE
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 18, 19 and 20th
A new overnight program on Waikiki Beach at Cape Disappointment the third weekend in July

Links:
Destination the Pacific website (calendar)
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080717/OUTDOORS/807170339/1034/SPORTS

History is happenin’

Visiting Clatsop County (Seaside, Astoria, Warrenton) this weekend?  Vacationing on the Long Beach Peninsula?
Maybe you live here and want to find something interesting to experience, or immortalize your memories for posterity.
These events will interest you:

The Oregon Encyclopedia Project is seeking Astoria residents to contribute ideas to their online Encyclopedia from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Astoria’s Public Library.
The 50th Anniversary of Ft. Clatsop is being celebrated at the Lewis & Clark National Historic Park.
Columbia River Maritime Museum has a “Steamboats of the Columbia” exhibit that will intrigue all ages.
Hands-on History Tours of Battery Russell at Ft. Stevens.
There’s also Victorian Vogue at Astoria’s Heritage Museum.
History in VogueTM is at Astoria’s Sunday Market for a piece of history you can take home with you.
Links:
History in Vogue
Ft. Stevens Information
Astoria’s Heritage Museum
Coast Weekend
Oregon Encyclopedia asks “What is Oregon?”

Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (S.2739) is now law!

The President has signed, and now the Columbia Pacific National Heritage Area study, among others is authorized to move forward.

Celebrate with a Lewis & Clark Map!

S. 2739: Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008-passed!

On to the president!
National Heritage Area Study passes to president (Daily Astorian)
S. 2739: Text of Legislation
Columbia Pacific Heritage Area
Destination the Pacific