Bayocean: Atlantis of Oregon




Like Plato’s fictional island kingdom, most of Bayocean sank below the sea decades ago. The rest lies buried beneath the shore pine, salal, beach grass, and Scotch broom covering what remains of the four-mile-long spit that protects Tillamook Bay from the Pacific Ocean.

In his new book, Jerry Sutherland, chronicles the half century this Oregon resort town existed before it was destroyed by the sea. After eight years of scouring archives across the United States, Sutherland is now recognized as an expert on this unique catastrophe. Find more at

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