Ft. Stevens in Astoria Oregon

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Its Throw Back Thursday and what better day to share some of the North West’s history?  Ft. Stevens State park not only has a fort and artifacts, but a few miles south they have a shipwreck too!

Fort Stevens was built towards the end of the Civil war and was used actively during WWII.   Some of the early building were built into the earth –OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And during WWII concrete batteries were constructed.

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It’s a great place to visit if you want to learn some of the history of the Oregon Coast    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

– and you might even get lucky enough to stumble onto a Civil War re-enactment camp, like we did!   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

To learn more about the fort, visit the Friends of Old Fort Stevens website.

Just a few miles down the coast is the wreck of the Peter Iredale, a sailing ship that beached in October of 1906    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The ship offers some great photo opps!

 

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So next time you’re heading down the coast – check it out!

 

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About Helen Fern

I live in the upper Willamette Valley with my amazing husband and four very spoiled cats - three adopted feral cats and one shelter baby. We have lived here since the dawn of 1991 and love every inch of the region.
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5 Responses to Ft. Stevens in Astoria Oregon

  1. Hi Helen, amazing that it is that old, my goodness older than me, lol.
    I wanted to invite you to stop by and take a look “Your Featured” in my Weekends Are Fun”, stop by let me know what you think!!!

  2. Julia says:

    I’ve never been to Oregon. That beached ship is awesome! I’d love to check it out in person!

    Julia @ Mini Van Dreams

  3. Neat! Thanks for sharing and linking on Amanda’s Books and More. I’m now following you on Pinterest.

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