Category: Maritime

Crew of the Charlie Ells – FV Amak

Three portraits of people captured by photographer Alan Mitchell as the crew of the Charlie Ells FV Amak passed through Port Orford in the 1970s. Captured near the…

Port Orford Dock and Jetty 1968 to present day…

Tsunami wave train hits Port Orford. March 11th, 2011

Oregon Field Guide – Coastal Tsunami https://www.opb.org/television/programs/ofg/episodes/804/

Dock and Jetty – Gilbert Gable proposal c1935

Gilbert Gable Jetty Construction 1934-1939

Jetty construction 1968

SS Siskiyou loading lumber. Gilbert Gable Jetty construction. 1937 – May

SS Frogner in Nellies Cove c1925

SS Phyllis 1936 – March 9th. Shipwrecked off Rocky Point.

SS Sinaloa 1917 – June 25th. Grounded at Cape Blanco

SS Mary E. Moore loading Port Orford Cedar logs. c1925

On The Dock

We have encountered some entertaining contributions for the Port Orford Historical Photo Archive — the latest shows the California Shell Fish Company Receiving Building in 1989 when it…

Port of Port Orford

The Port of Port Orford harbor that has been in use since the 1850s, and was primarily used for shipping lumber. The first Port District was formed in…

Port Orford’s Sea Urchin Bonanza

An interesting 1991 Oregon Public Broadcasting piece on the Port Orford Sea Urchin fishery: Sea Urchin Fishery vs. Northern Sea Lions, Balancing Rocks, Woodburn Peat Bog and Whale…

Remembering Eagle III

On the evening of Jan. 19, the Eagle III was hit by a rogue wave just outside the Coos Bay bar that turned the 40-foot fishing vessel upside…