Oregon Coast Shipwrecks: On display at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum

There isn’t one part of Oregon’s rugged coastline that doesn’t have a story about a shipwreck, forced landing, or daring rescue. A popular waterway for centuries, the Oregon coast has many shipwreck stories to share. 

The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum opens their latest exhibit, “Shipwrecks of the Oregon Coast,” in May of 2019.  The exhibit will feature artifacts, photos, stories, and information related to the Glenesslin, USS Shark, The Mimi, The Struan, The Gem, The Emily Reed, Peter Iredale, and even the latest archaeological work related to the “Beeswax Wreck Project.” 

The exhibit will be on display through September of 2019.  This exhibit was supported by the Kinsman Foundation and by Clatsop County.

The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum hosts a series of off-season lectures on various topics from astrophysics to Sir Francis Drake – even the occasional concert.  It is also home to the cannon that Cannon Beach is named for, as well as a longhouse replica, and tide pool exhibit. 

The museum also features the history of Arch Cape, Cannon Beach, the Tillamook Rock lighthouse, and more. 

The museum is located in mid-town Cannon Beach and is a private non-profit that doesn’t receive city, federal or state funding.  Admission to the museum is donation based because they believe history should be accessible to tall, no matter financial status. During the summer the museum is open from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. seven days a week!

For more information visit www.cbhistory.org, find us on Facebook or call 503.436.9301

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