Shipwrecks of the Oregon Coast Lecture – Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cannon Beach History Center & Museum


Are you fascinated with shipwrecks? Do you find yourself watching too many historical shows and movies about pirates, ships, or swashbuckling archaeologists? Then we have the perfect event for you.

Join us on Thursday, March 15 at 4:00 p.m. for a lecture on Oregon coast shipwrecks with marine archaeologist Chris Dewey. Dewey, MA, RPA, is a retired Naval Officer, instructor of archaeology and anthropology at Clatsop County Community College, and President of Maritime Archaeology Society (MAS). Headquartered in Astoria, Oregon, MAS was created to help document and share maritime history with the public. The Oregon coast is home to thousands of shipwrecks, some discovered and some not. It’s the MAS mission to assist archaeologists in locating, documenting, and conserving artifacts to related shipwrecks and other submerged archaeological sites.

Dewey will discuss the tools, techniques, and strategies used to discover and investigate shipwrecks and their histories. He will cover some of the greater and lesser-known shipwrecks in our area and the efforts to locate and document their wreck sites.

The Cannon Beach History Center and Museum is a private non-profit that endeavors to make history available to all by offer donation-based admission. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Complimentary Sleepy Monk coffee will be available for all attendees.