FULL SCREEN PHOTOS BY DICK
  ~ OREGON COAST ~
 



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ASTORIA, OREGON,   planted on the left bank of the great Columbia River as it flows into the Pacific Ocean, has for more than 200 years been a major locus of trade in these parts.   In 1966, the Astoria - Megler bridge, claiming the longest truss in North America, completes the Pacific Coast Highway between US borders, South to north. The bridge spans 4.1 miles.   This view is northwest from Cock's Comb Peak, the location of the Astoria Column.           April cir. 2002   S/N 021
 

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The Wreck of the Peter Iredale
is still on the beach at Fort Stevens State Park, Oregon. This British vessel was intending to enter the Columbia River and arrived in the area before dawn on October 25,1906.   Fighting desperately against heavy on-shore winds, the crew was unable to prevent grounding on this sandy beach, just 5 miles southeast of the Columbia channel.           Looking West - 10/08/2004 S/N 022

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Manzanita Beach
This long arching beach lies tranquil as white breakers queue up to gently sweep onto the sand at Manzanita. Farther down, is Nehalem Bay State Park protecting it's namesake behind the park. This view looks southeast from Highway 101 as it hangs on to the vertical rock face of Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain. The waters of the Pacific Ocean lie hundreds of feet below.
Manzanita Beach - North Oregon Coast  After 2003 S/N 023
 

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Yachats, Oregon
Framed by Douglas Fir this small town (Pronounced "Ya Hots") on the Oregon coast flaunts its beautiful setting.      10/11/2004    S/N 024

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Highest Headland on the Oregon Coast
While on a jaunt to find the fabled Northwest Passage, Captain James Cook sailed past here on the ship Resolution.  It was March 7, 1778, He named this place, Cape Perpetua.   It was this day in the year 203 that St. Vibia Perpetua was martyred in Carthage.   There's no spot on any coast that can be more beautiful. 10/11/2004     [P008]

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Cape Perpetua Features several interesting ocean shore curiosities, some of them visible in this Cape top telephoto overview. Just below the highway parking spot is the "Spouting Horn." As the ocean waves sweep on-shore, the natural arrangement of rocks causes a forceful upward spout, the sound you hear is an amazing "hoot."     This view also shows a small part of a large tide pool area that reveals a multitude of seashore creatures when the tide is out.    -    October 11,2004   S/N 029

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Heceta Gulls  No coastal gallery is complete without sea gulls.   These appear to be enjoying the sunny view as they relax on the dimpled boulders of Heceta Head.     October 11, 2004     S/N 027

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Heceta Head Lighthouse another especially bright spot on the Oregon Coast, is one of the 11 Oregon Lighthouses and is just 11 miles north Florence.   Fascinating tours to the top of this lighthouse are regularly scheduled.  We learned how special, but lonely, was the routine of the early lighthouse keepers on this beautifully rugged spot, Heceta Head.   In th late 1800's the road out of here was the beach sand at low tide     October 11, 2004     S/N 029

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Cape Blanco Probably the windiest place on the Oregon Coast, Cape Blanco is the most Westerly point of land in the contiguous states. September 12, 2001     S/N 029

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