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The Story Behind Glass Floats

The Story Behind Glass Floats

Glass floats, glass fishing floats, or Japanese glass fishing floats are popular collectors’ items. They were once used by fishermen in many parts of the world to keep their nets afloat. These glass floats are no longer being used by fishermen, but many of them are...
Emily Reed Shipwreck

Emily Reed Shipwreck

Every now and then the sands on the beach shift just right, revealing a shipwreck more than 100 years old. Only a few feet beneath the sand are the last remaining pieces of a harrowing shipwreck that claimed the lives of eight crewmen. The Emily G. Reed, a 215-foot...
Old Growth Forest: The Cedar Wetlands Preserve

Old Growth Forest: The Cedar Wetlands Preserve

By far, Rockaway Beach’s largest resident is a mammoth Western Red Cedar. This rare treasure is 49 feet in circumference, making it among one of Oregon’s largest trees. It resides inside a 45-acre old growth forest and Cedar wetlands preserve on the Oregon coastal...
The Original Pronto Pup

The Original Pronto Pup

Here’s a remarkable story you may not have heard: did you know the Pronto Pup – a battered hot dog on a stick – was invented right here in Rockaway Beach? True story. George and Versa Boyington ran a very successful hotdog stand on the beach in the late 1930s. Every...
Twin Rocks; Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Twin Rocks; Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Wide enough to fly a helicopter through Originally called “Profile Rocks” this majestic structure was renamed in 1925 due to another Profile Rocks in the region. Millions of years of erosion (45 million to be a bit more exact) have worn away the once...

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