Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Coos Bay Maritime and History Museum
Coos Bay has an excellent local museum that focuses on Coos Bay history as well as the maritime environment that is so prevalent.
Here a passenger from the Oliver Olson rides the breeches buoy to reach safety after the ship wreck. This would be a scary run over the angry seas below.
We thought that shipwrecks were likely a thing of the past given the advances in navigation, but this is incorrect. The freighter New Carissa ran aground in 1999 and again, the heavy surf claimed her. Fortunately, no one was injured in this wreck, but the ship was a total loss.