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This photo was taken in the late 1940s and the Sea Lion Caves still remains a popular roadside Oregon Coast attraction today.
From Coast Explorer Summer 2015
Looking Back: Sea Lion Caves
The Sea Lion Caves have been entertaining visitors since 1932, but the history of this attraction goes back even further. A large sea cave was found in 1880 by a local seaman, Captain William Cox, who entered the grotto in a small boat. He explored the cave a number of times and, on one occasion, was marooned for several days......[read more]
 
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