Oysterville - Central Oregon Coast Historic Site
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 34.870 W 123° 59.726
10T E 420975 N 4936906
History sign on Yaquina Bay Road.
Waymark Code: WMWR75
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 10/05/2017
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 3

Central Oregon Coast Historic Site history sign along the Yaquina Bay Road between Newport and Toledo, Oregon.
Text of the Sign:

An appetite for a rare and delicate oyster changed the Yaquina Bay area forever. Starting in 1861, shipping merchnats from San Francisco came to harvest the species Ostrea lurida in the bay east of what is now Newport.
Located on the Coast Reservation, the beds legally belonged to the Indians. A court decision upheld the right of the Reservation to be paid by harvesters for taking the oysters.
Captain James J. Winant was the pilot of the first steam-powered vessel to enter Yaquina Bay. He set up a harvest operation, sending oysters back to San Francisco and bringing other goods to Yaquina Bay.
Settlements on both sides of the bay were called Oysterville, Oyster City, and Winant.
Historic Topic: Pioneer

Group Responsible for placement: Historical Society

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 Oysterville - Central Oregon Coast Historic Site 09/23/2017 Volcanoguy visited it