Historic Sighting
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 16.820 W 124° 06.600
10T E 411426 N 4903608
Quick Description: This history sign is located along Hwy 101 in the Cape Perpetua Area.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 10/3/2013 11:39:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ6T0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 2

Long Description:

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

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