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Hunting for Treasure on the Oregon Coast

Article Image Buried treasure? Not in Lincoln City, where pieces of glass art "treasure" are on the beach waiting to be found. Finders Keepers is celebrating its 15th year now through Memorial Day 2014, when more than 2,000 glass floats will be placed on the beach in Lincoln City. You find it, you keep it!

As if daily float drops weren't enough, keep an eye out for special glass art drops throughout the next several months. These special drops will include a combination of glass floats, sand dollars, crabs and starfish.

The official handcrafted Finders Keepers glass floats will be signed, numbered, and will be hidden along the 7½ miles of public beaches of Lincoln City. When the floats are found, they become collector's items. Bring your discovered treasure to the Visitors' Center at 540 NE Hwy 101 in Lincoln City to receive your certificate of authenticity and a biographical sketch of the artist who created the glass float. If you are unable to walk on the beach, stop by and fill out a slip to enter to win a glass float.

Finders Keepers is an annual promotion, which began in 1997, when a local artist first thought of glass floats as an intriguing way to launch the new millennium. Lincoln City sponsored the project, hosting the inaugural season in 1999-2000. Visitors continue to come from around the country to search for their own brilliantly colored, signed and numbered glass float. This 15th anniversary of the program will mark well over 30,000 floats placed on the beaches of Lincoln City for people to find.

Schedule of Special Upcoming Drop Dates

November 16, 2013
100 glass art pieces

November 29, 2013
100 glass art pieces

December 28-29, 2013
100 glass art pieces

January 19-20, 2014
100 glass art pieces

February 7-17, 2014
300 antique Japanese floats

February 15-16, 2014
100 glass art pieces

April 5-6, 2014
100 glass art piece

For more information contact the Lincoln City Visitor & Convention Bureau at 800-452-2151
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