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The geologic history of Garrison Lake is somewhat unique among the Oregon coast sand dune lakes. It was a lagoon as recently as 1926. Then migrating sands formed the sand dune that currently blocks the mouth of the lagoon. Then freshwater from the watershed ponded up behind the dune to form the l...
12/19/2008
Garrison Lake is a shallow coastal lake located in Port Orford. The lake is labeled Garrison Lagoon on some older maps, but it is a freshwater lake today. This view is looking south over the lake toward Humbug Mountain.  FACTS Max. Depth                  31 feet Mean Depth                 12 feet...
12/19/2008
This 1888 photo is the oldest photo I have found of our dock. 1930 photo of the dock before incorporation of the city of Port Orford. Notice the large cedar logs. Port Orford cedar is a very desirable wood 1935 Photo of dock during a period of economic crisis when men of vision expanded the econo...
12/18/2008
I found a copy of this Portland Oregonian article on Port Orford printed June 8, 1935.  Here are a few excerpts from the article which reads like an investment prospectus from one of the earlier developers in this area, A. D. Bowen. He was a man of vision with the ability to excite people to the ...
12/17/2008
We have never had a better inventory of homes, interest rates are low, and sellers are willing to make reasonable compromises. Check out my website to see residential properties in Gold Beach, Port Orford, or Bandon: http://www.bandoncoastproperty.com Background information about Port Orford Ther...
12/17/2008
This isolated lighthouse holds at least four Oregon records: it is the oldest continuously operating light, the most westerly, it has the highest focal plane above the sea, (256 feet), and Oregon's first woman keeper, Mabel E. Bretherton signed on in March 1903. Cape Blanco's lens measures 4'8" i...
12/16/2008
The port of Port Orford is the only natural, open, deep water port for 600 miles and only one of six "dolly" ports in the world. Working fishing boats are lifted into and out of the water every day. The boats are stored on the dock each on its own dolly. This is photo was taken from Harbor Dr. lo...
12/16/2008
What if Consumer Confidence/Spending declines further? What if more workers lose their jobs and unemployment grows to 9% or higher? What if commercial properties go into default and banks foreclose on these properties? What if there are more foreclosures both residential and commercial in 2009 th...
12/14/2008
This is Face Rock. The face on this sea stack is the work of the sun, wind, rain, and waves. It is an awesome image with a mystical presence.   You can read the legend of Face Rock as told by RS Lawrence at http://www.treehuggerz.org/Face_Rock.html Face Rock Beach Bandon Beach   
12/14/2008
Oregon is the only state where the beaches are free and open to the public forever and ever (seriously!). Beachcombing, horseback riding, driving in your beach rig, etc. You wont believe it until you experience it for yourself. This is my friend Kim. The photo was taken by her husband Hunter. A r...
12/14/2008
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