Monday, July 22, 2013

Historic Sites Of Washington and Oregon Coast

When we visited Washington and Oregon we went in search of landscape and nature photographic subjects.  We found those in abundance but we also enjoyed visiting several of the historic sites along the southern Washington and northern Oregon coasts.

Checkers Anyone?

We visited the old historic Fort Nisqually Historic Museum, the WW II Fort Stevens, a four-masted steel barque sailing vessel that ran ashore October 25, 1906, several light houses, and even stayed in an old historic inn.  Later we stopped and wandered the streets of historic Port Townsend and Fort Warden.

Fort Nisqually in Point Defiance Parkthe first European settlement on Puget Sound, was a bustling center of trade that expanded into a large-scale agricultural enterprise. is a great place to spend a couple hours.  Experience life in Washington Territory during the fur trade era.                                              

The Peter Iredale is the wreck of a fort masted ship that ran ashore in 1906.  Today all that's left is the rusting steel ribs like an ancient beast.

There are numerous lighthouses along the coast, most are easily accessible.

I was surprised by the old World War II forts along the coast.  We explored Fort Stevens and discovered an old radar installation being swallowed by the rain forest along the coast.

We only scratched the surface.  You could spend days exploring the historic sites in this area. 

Peter Iredale
Yaquina Head Lighthouse

These photos and many more are available on line on The Siggins Photography website Check them out and let me know what you think.

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