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The steamer ferry Newport towing the passenger barge Julia, likely traversing Yaquina Bay near Newport, Oregon. Circa 1920, photo courtesy of Oregon State Library.
FROM OUR CURRENT ISSUE
Looking Back: Ferry Steamboat Service in Oregon's Coastal Towns
Transporting supplies and people, ferries have always been a lifeline for many small towns up and down the Oregon Coast. Before the development of modern road and rail networks, transportation in many Oregon coastal towns was mostly by steamboat. Known as the Mosquito Fleet during the late 19th century, these small wooden vessels operated on the Rogue River, Coquille River......[read more]
 
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  • Dining

    • Savor the Flavors of Summer on the Oregon Coast: As summer gets into full swing and the peak travel season gets underway along the Oregon Coast new eateries and menus have popped-up on the restaurant scene. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2018
    • Three New Wine Tasting Rooms: Three newly opened tasting rooms bring the Northwest wine experience directly to Oregon's North Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2018
    • Savor Spring on the Oregon Coast: With spring around the corner, it's time to get out and feast on the season. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2018
    • South Coast Brew Cruise: Turn your Oregon Coast road trip into a local brew fest and tap into the South Coast brewery scene. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2018
    • Doggy Dining in Cannon Beach: A Cannon Beach restaurant takes the city's dog friendly reputation to a new level offering meals for canine companions. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
  • Shopping

    • Summer Shopping on The Oregon Coast: A summer guide to the best shopping on the Oregon Coast. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2018
    • A Legacy Like No Other: Authors Jan and Jack McGowan share the story of Oregon's public beach access in new book titled The Oregon Coast, A Legacy Like No Other. Appeared in Online Extras 2017
    • Worth One's Salt in Astoria: The Cellar on 10th is featuring a new collection of unrefined salts. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2017
    • Top Shop: Center Diamond in Cannon Beach earns top shop honor from Quilt Sampler magazine. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2016
    • The Best of Lincoln City Shopping: Ideally positioned between Oregon's north and central coasts, the Lincoln City retail scene shines as bright as a lighthouse beacon. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2016
  • Arts

  • Living

    • Northwest Style: The company known today as Coaster Construction began in 1973 with the vision of keeping the look and feel of a small coastal village and arts community in Cannon Beach. Appeared in Coast Explorer Fall/Winter 2016
    • Gourmet Gatherings in Port Orford: Whether you're hanging out at home or heading to the beach, South Coast Gourmet has picnic provisions for your next gourmet gathering. Appeared in Coast Explorer Summer 2016
    • Privacy With a View: Expand your view with popular window treatments that create the perfect room ambiance any time of day. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2016
    • Visualize Art: What will that new piece of art you are considering look like on your wall? Now you can take the guesswork out of whether it will fit with your decor or not. At DragonFire Gallery in Cannon Beach, you can Visualize It. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2015
    • Looking Back: Promoting Oregon's Scenic South Coast: Photographic imagery was and still is an important way to communicate Oregon's coastal landscape, people, culture and history. Appeared in Coast Explorer Spring 2015
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