Reeling Them In
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 37.167 W 124° 03.170
10T E 416473 N 4941216
Quick Description: One of a group of six signs beneath the south end of the Yaquina Bay Bridge.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 1/7/2007 7:58:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM142X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 10

Long Description:

One of a group of six signs beneath the south end of the Yaquina Bay Bridge.

Marker Name: Reeling Them In
Marker Text: The fish and sealife in the waters around Yaquina Bay provided sustenance for the early native tribes and were important to settlers both for food and for commerce. The discovery of halibut banks in 1912 brought a rush of commercial as well as sports fishing. An ice plant was in operation in 1915, and Newport got its first cannery in 1926. The New England Fish Co. opened in 1945. Newport today has the largest commercial fishing fleet on the Oregon Coast.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: City Government

Marker Type: City

Region: Coast

County: Lincoln

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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