The Wreck of the Emily Reed :- Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cannon Beach History Center & Museum



The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum opens the second part of “Oregon Coast Shipwrecks” on Thursday, February 7 at 4:00 p.m. with a special presentation by Oregon historian Don Best. Best’s family is from Rockaway, Oregon and he has spent a lifetime researching and understanding the history of the area and has become a known authority on the wreck of the Emily Reed. The wreck has played peak-a-boo with area residents since it ran aground on Valentine’s Day in 1908. Best first saw the wreck as an 18-month old child and then again when he was eight (with a harrowing story of digging into and exploring the innards of the buried ship), and many times thereafter. He will share the enthralling history of this ship and its mysteries, not to mention his extensive collection of pictures. This event is free and open to the public. Seating for Best’s presentation is very limited so please arrive a little early to get a seat, grab a cup of coffee or tea, and peruse the museum before the lecture starts at 4:00 p.m. Doors are closed at 4:15 p.m.

The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is a private non-profit located in mid-town Cannon Beach (1387 South Spruce Street.) Admission to the museum is donation based. The museum is open Wednesday through Monday 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., closed on Tuesday. The Oregon Coast Shipwrecks exhibit will be on display November 8 through November 2019. The exhibit features artifacts, documents, photos, artwork, and history related to the Emily Reed, the Mimi, the Glenesslin, the USS Shark, and the new archaeological work related to the wreck of the Beeswax ship. The exhibit will open in several phases and will include interactive exhibits that will allow visitors to learn navigation techniques of the 19th century, as well as have some fun!