Upcoming events at the History Center

Wreck of the Peter Iredale.

The Cannon Beach History Center and Museum’s exhibit “Oregon Coast Shipwrecks” opens Thursday, Nov. 8, with a presentation from lead Beeswax wreck investigator Scott Williams. His presentation will take place at 4 p.m.

Williams is a maritime archaeologist who has long been on the track of the beeswax ship. Williams, principal investigator for the Beeswax Wreck Project, will present the story of the Beeswax Wreck and the research to identify which ship it was and where the wreck is located.

The events will continue with a presentation from local author Brian Ratty on the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse on Friday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 10 the history center hosts a fun trivia event.

The series of events related to this exhibit will continue in February with a presentation by Oregon historian Don Best with a presentation on the wreck of the Emily Reed, other lectures will explore the wreck of the USS Shark, Glenesslin, among others.

The exhibit features artifacts from the USS Shark, Glenesslin, Iredale, Emily Reed and more. A series of field trips and workshops will also coincide with the Oregon Coast Shipwrecks exhibit, which spans the Oregon Coast from Bandon to Astoria.


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