Thursday, December 03, 2015

SAVE: Oregon Maritime Museums


Oregon

Cascade Locks and Marine Park: (OR) Cascade Locks and Marine Park is a scenic 200-acre riverfront park that contains historic locks, a marina, a museum, and a visitor center.  The 3,000-foot canal, taking 10 years to complete, was opened in 1896.

Clatsop County Heritage Museum: (OR) In Astoria, named and made famous by John Jacob Astor, who made this area an important part of his fur-trading empire, the Clatsop County Historical Society's Heritage Museum was established to exhibit the history of fur trading, logging, lumbering, and fishing along the Columbia River.

Columbia River Maritime Museum: (OR) Housing one of the finest and most extensive maritime collections in the Northwest, the museum overlooks the world famous Columbia River.

Coos Bay Historical and Maritime Museum: (OR) The Coos County Historical Society was founded in 1891 and is one of the oldest continuously operating local historical societies in the state of Oregon.

Coquille River Lighthouse: (OR) A 1896 lighthouse built to guide mariners across the dangerous bar at the mouth of the Coquille River in southern Oregon.

Lincoln County Historical Society Museum: (OR) The lumber industry, shipwrecks, and lifesaving are the focus of this small but important museums on Oregon's central coast.

Oregon History Center: (OR) Founded in 1873, the Oregon History Society succeeded the Oregon Pioneer Association and has promoted the preservation and study of Oregon's heritage.

Oregon Maritime Center and Museum: (OR) Portland's historic waterfront has a maritime heritage that matches any seaports on the West Coast. The Oregon Maritime and Museum contains a collection of ship models — merchant ships and riverboats— permanent and changing exhibits, navigational instruments, and a variety of ship hardware, paintings, and photographs.

Oregon Museum of Science & Industry: (OR) 60 miles up the Columbia River at Portland, the museum boat — the submarine USS Blueback — is open. Climb aboard for a historical tour.

Port Orford Lifeboat Station: (OR) The Point Orford Heritage Society, working with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, is establishing a museum and interpretive center located on a peninsula known as "The Heads" in Port Orford, Oregon. The Port Orford Lifeboat Station was constructed in 1934 by the U.S. Coast Guard to provide lifesaving service to the southern portion of the Oregon coast, a service performed until 1970. The new museum will open in June 2000. Come visit our site and museum.

Umpqua Discover Center Museum: (OR)

The Umpqua Discovery Center Museum features natural and cultural history exhibits that show how the land, water, and people have shaped and changed each other.

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse Museum: (OR) Even though it didn't remain the primary light at Newport, Oregon, the fully restored lighthouse and keepers quarters is a fine museum with important information on the lighthouse service on the Oregon coast.



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