Historic Sighting
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 16.820 W 124° 06.600
10T E 411426 N 4903608
This history sign is located along Hwy 101 in the Cape Perpetua Area.
Waymark Code: WMJ6T0
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 10/03/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 2

This sign is located along Hwy 101 at the Cape Cove Trail.

Marker Name: Historic Sighting

Marker Text: On March 11, 1778, after spending five days trying to sail against a stormy sea, a British explorer named Captain James Cook made this entry in his journal.
“The Northern [point] was the same which we had first seen on the seventh; and on that account, I called it ‘Cape Perpetua’.” Why Cape Perpetua? Perhaps because March 7, the day he first sighted this rocky headland, is the holy day of Saint Perpetua. Or was it because the cape was in “perpetual” sight? No one knows for sure.

Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Forest Service

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Coast

County: Lincoln

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

Web link to additional information: Not listed

Visit Instructions:

Include your thoughts and observations pertaining to this location and your visit. Provide any additional history that you are aware of that pertains to this location. If the marker commemorates a historic building tell us what it is used for now or share with us the circumstances of an earlier visit to bring this locations history to life.

Please upload a favorite photograph you took of the waymark. Although visiting this waymark in person is the only thing required of you to receive credit for your visit, taking the time to add this information is greatly appreciated.

Be creative.

Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Oregon Historical Markers
Nearest Geocaches
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
Volcanoguy visited Historic Sighting 05/20/2013 Volcanoguy visited it