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Out Our Back Door

    Enjoy Tides High and Low Along the South Coast
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: Tidepoolers have fun exploring the rocky channels at Sunset Bay State Park near Charleston.

    As the weather warms up, many plants go into their heavy growth cycle, and this includes "underwater plants" such as kelp and other seaweeds.
    Be it on land or in the sea, we're surrounded here on Oregon's South Coast with a living library of fascinating flora and fauna. Even if you don't know what you're looking at, you can enjoy the amazing diversity. And of course being immersed in beautiful surroundings can't help but boost your mood.
    That's where the occasional guided nature walk or tidepool excursion come in. If you have a chance to join one – go for it!
    I was invited the other day to a tidepool tour with a with a local marine biologist who began by pointing out there are more than 1,000 different animals represented in South Coast tidepools.
    The seashore is divided into four zones referred to as a spray or splash zone, and the high, middle and low tide zones. Each has its own flora and fauna, some enduring long periods of sun and drying wind twice every day and others only uncovered briefly during occasional minus tides.
    For maximum tidepool-viewing fun, we learned that there are many very low and "minus" tides this time of year which reveal everything from sea slugs and several phyla of worms with really dramatic orange colors, to sea sponges, sea squirts, brittle stars, hermit crabs, sculpin, juvenile crab and baby rockfish. Seastars seem to be continuing their comeback from a fatal wasting disease, while there are plenty of other easily recognizable tidepool denizens such as anemones and sea urchins.
    Low and minus tides (and subsequent higher high tides) make for some other interesting possibilities when it comes to outdoor recreation.
    Low tide fun ranges from the aforementioned tidepooling to clam digging and beachcombing, while high tide action includes fishing, crabbing and paddling. Even the intervals slightly before a low or high tide time can offer intriguing potential. Some anglers and crabbers insist these are actually the best times, as the push-and-pull of the tidal current is diminished. Fish and crab are busily feeding during that time, because the things they eat are out looking for food, too.
    As for clamming, coastal estuaries have many varieties. Cockles can be found so close to the surface of the mudflats that you can rake them up, while more serious digging is required for gapers and other kinds.
    Some species, such as butter or Martha Washingtons, are delicious and easy to clean, while gapers require more effort to clean.
    Productive clambeds are literally minutes away from busy Bay Area streets; check out the wide, exposed flats about halfway between Charleston and Empire. Once in Charleston, get easy access to clambeds beginning just below the Charleston Bridge.
    Ocean beaches hide razor clams, although always check with local sources as there can be restrictions because of toxins. Razor clammers are notoriously secretive about their favorite spot, so if you get an invitation to go along, again – go for it!
    It almost goes without saying that a tidebook or tide tables are a must. They're available, often free, at many local businesses, and via websites and smartphone apps.
    As for best places for tidepool viewing, find them just about anywhere along the rocky portions of the South Coast, although some have more variety than others. Some fine examples are in the three adjacent state parks near Charleston – Sunset Bay, Shore Acres and Cape Arago. In all three places, the tidepools – referred to "marine gardens" – are protected against collecting, so you have a good chance of seeing some interesting things. It never seems to get old, with new discoveries almost guaranteed on every trip.
    As with any trip to the beach, never turn your back on the ocean. So-called "sneaker" waves occur any time of year and at any tide, sweeping away people, animals and belongings. If you're tidepooling or taking photos, try to keep at least one foot on dry or secure footing at all times, especially around slick rocks or areas covered with algae. You might need to move fast.
    That said and with a bit of common sense, you can enjoy years of fun, South Coast style.

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is author of regional guidebooks available at bookstores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at
    Help Celebrate Centennial Of Steam Engine No. 104
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: The Centennial Celebration of steam engine No. 104 inspired railroad historian Glenn Jones to create a new rendition of the iconic locomotive. It's emblazoned on a limited number of shirts and hats available in the museum gift shop and this Saturday at the centennial event.

    Among fun things to do here on the South Coast is a visit to the Oregon Coast Historical Railway museum and display area in Coos Bay. They always have "new old stuff"-- relics of local railroading and logging -- in addition to lots of hands-on displays, about which more in a moment.
    This Saturday, June 25 will be a good time to stop by, as everyone is invited to the 100th anniversary of the museum's signature piece, steam engine No. 104. Festivities are set for 11 .m. to 4 p.m. at the museum at 766 S. First St. (US 101 North) in Coos Bay.
    There will be free hotdogs, chips, beverages, cupcakes and a special birthday cake decorated with a reprint of the original builder's photo of No. 104 as it looked fresh out of the shops just over 100 years ago.
    Visitors can admire its elaborate technological mix of systems for moving fuel oil, water, steam and sand (for traction on the tracks), and climb a short set of stairs to the cab.
    Built in 1922 by Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, Penn., steam locomotive No. 104 is a 2-8-2 Mikado style, oil-burning engine used by the Coos Bay Lumber Company to haul log trains – sometimes as many as 100 cars -- from the Powers and Fairview areas of Coos County from 1923 to 1954.The 2-8-2 designation refers to the wheel arrangement, with two small pilot wheels in front, eight larger traction wheels, and two trailing wheels.
    In 1956 it was sold to Georgia-Pacific and moved up the coast to Toledo, near Newport. It remained on standby duty until 1960, when it was donated to the Coos-Curry Historical Museum in North Bend. It was displayed for many years at the northern entrance to North Bend.
    In 1999, the locomotive was turned over to the Oregon Coast Historical Railway. It was trucked in 2001 to Coos Bay, where volunteers hoped it could be made to run again and perhaps pull passenger cars and cabooses for tourist excursions. Detailed ultrasound readings revealed that the boiler's interior was too deteriorated to be repaired, and a new boiler was prohibitively expensive, so the engine remained a static display. It was cosmetically restored, with some components such as the cab too rusted to repair, necessitating fabrication of a new one.
    Many of the controls – and the bell – are still in place and can be gently handled to get a feel for the equipment, or in the case of the bell, rung. Many visitors who've visited other railroad museums have pointed out this is one of only a few that offers such an up-close, hands-on experience.
    While in the display area, visitors can check out recent additions to the popular museum and display area. Visitors can also view a newly created blacksmith demonstration area, and check out a recently completed shelter building for the massive 1916-era motor that opened and closed the railroad drawbridge over the Coos Bay channel. A new annex houses more vintage equipment, including a huge lathe, well over 100 years old
    The railroad group recently acquired materials donated by the now-defunct Coos Bay Boatbuilding facility along the Empire waterfront, and all members of the boatbuilding group were welcomed into the railroad group, with members looking forward to collaborating on ongoing efforts to restore and display these important parts of the region's history and development.
    All members of the railroad group are volunteers, headed by board president Steve Jansen, who is the current Coos County Tax Assessor. Steve lends his expertise in a number of fields to the sometimes-complex job of running a non-profit group, and credits hardworking volunteers Nancy Fox and Marian Harrington for keeping the place on track. They're currently raising money for much-needed shelter canopies over display area equipment.
    Steve adds "this is an especially cherished place for grandparents who might be looking after the grandkids – they can come here and reminisce about their own railroad experiences, while the kids have a ball checking out all the equipment and ringing the bells."
    A highlight is the venerable Snug Harbor Railroad, a 1/3rd size amusement park-style steam locomotive that ran in Charleston from the late 1950s to the early 1980s. "Anybody who rode that train as a youngster has fond memories of it," says Steve. It now has its own enclosure out of the weather, and is carefully tended by railroad group volunteers, and loved-on by a succession of visitors of a certain age.
    All part of the fun at this intriguing part of the local museum scene. And even if you can't make this Saturday's "birthday," it's well worth checking out. Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, open all year. Admission is free but donations are welcomed. Call (541) 294-1112 for information.
    Beaches Help You Make The Most of Summer Sun
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: A visitor soaks in the setting summer sun along the beach in Bandon.

    This time of year when the light lingers the longest on the run-up to summer, I sometimes feel I'm not doing the days justice, enjoying them enough, living them fully. I crowd way more into an afternoon and early evening full of light than I do on a winter day when it gets gloomy at about 3:30.
    So there I am, gyrating around in the light – where to? What next?
    Now I realize this is not everybody's favorite time of year. It's difficult to put youngsters to bed when it's still light outside. Many seniors and other sensible people prefer to be in bed by 10 p.m. – this lingering light is unsettling, not their cup of tea.
    But some of us night owls relish it. It's as if there's more to the day, more to make of it.
    The ultimate conclusion to a long summer day is a fantastic sunset. It's even better if it's one of those rare evenings when the wind dies down and the fog stays way out to sea. A few shards of clouds in the western horizon catch up the glorious last rays of sunlight, shifting through subtle shades of red and yellow and orange and finally the blues and purples. Sometimes the show is just beginning as the orb sinks below the horizon line; other times it drops unceremoniously into the sea and gone.
    For full enjoyment of such a show, it's hard to beat a walk on the beach. Fortunately for most of us on the South Coast, beaches are close at hand.
    In towns like Bandon, Port Orford, Gold Beach, Brookings and Crescent City, it's a simple matter of traveling a few blocks west and there you are. Beaches abound in either direction. In the North Bend/Coos Bay area, there's Horsfall Beach in the Oregon Dunes just north of town, or Bastendorff Beach County Park near Charleston.
    Some nifty beaches off the beaten track can be found between Bandon and the Bay Area. These would be Whiskey Run Beach and the beaches at Seven Devils State Park. Whiskey Run is the only beach in the Bandon vicinity you can still drive on, while the beaches at Seven Devils State Park are off-limits to vehicles. The rocky shoreline at Fivemile Point serves as a natural barrier between the two and in fact is awash at high tide, making the distinction even clearer. So whether you're on foot or in a vehicle, some nice settings await your sunset enjoyment.
    Getting There
    There are several ways to get to the beaches at Whiskey Run and Seven Devils, depending on which direction you're coming from.
    From Bandon, go north on US 101 about 4 miles and turn left (NW) on Seven Devils Rd. At a "T" intersection in 3 miles, turn left (W) and go 1.3 miles to Whiskey Run Beach. As mentioned, the beach is open to vehicles but be careful of soft sand. Or from the just-mentioned "T" intersection keep going straight (N) 2 miles to Seven Devils State Park, about which more in a moment.
    From Coos Bay, go south on US 101 about 13.5 miles turn right (W) on West Beaver Hill Rd., following signs to South Slough and Charleston. In about 1.7 miles turn left (SW) on Whiskey Run Ln., and follow it 2 miles down to the intersection with Seven Devils Rd. Keep going straight (W) 1.3 miles to Whiskey Run Beach. The beach as mentioned is open to vehicles but be careful of soft sand.
    Or at the "T" intersection turn right (N) and go 2 miles to Seven Devils State Park. Here you can walk south on the beach about 1.5 miles to the headlands of Fivemile Point. Or walk north, where there are three short beaches separated by headlands. Don't round the headlands during an incoming tide as you may get stranded. High tide can inundate the whole beach, so keep that in mind as well.
    With time and tides in your favor and the light being right, however, it can all come together for a wondrous ending to a long summer day. Enjoy it if you can, the days start getting shorter soon enough – June 21st!

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is co-author of "Oregon South Coast Canoe and Kayak Guide," available at book stores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at
    Confluence Waters Offer Paddlers Lots to Explore
    Tom Baake

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    PHOTO CAPTION: Trees draped with Spanish moss frame the Umpqua River Bridge in Reedsport.
    The Umpqua River and smaller Smith River meet near Reedsport to form a vast tidal estuary, with the waters flowing together relatively peacefully most of the time. Beneath the surface, however, currents merge and surge, and there's even a bit of a rolling groundswell in the wider parts.
    Add to that the wind that can come up suddenly and make the whole thing a mess of whitecaps, and it can be a challenging place for boaters and paddlers. A good rule of thumb is to start early, before the wind. Also, do your paddling on an incoming tide.
    You should at all costs avoid the trifecta of woe that would have you paddling upriver against ebb tide, river current, and the wind.
    Mindful of those cautions, I enjoy paddling around the islands and exploring the channels and sidestreams in what's known as the Bolan Island Tideways State Scenic Corridor.
    There are miles of paddling (and boating and fishing and clamming) possibilities and potential loops, and you can take advantage of the tide and river currents for at least part of the way on most treks.
    There are boat ramps and put-ins on both sides of the estuary. This is both a practical expediency and handy for folks who perhaps aren't comfortable crossing the big river.
    And it can indeed be a bit daunting on the mighty Umpqua, especially in the widest section just offshore Old Town – it's more than a mile across here.
    The shorelines are much closer where the railroad bridge and US 101 bridge span the Umpqua, and those are the sensible places to make a crossing in a canoe or kayak. And speaking of railroads, there's an assortment of bridges and trestles to float beneath – those of the main line and a spur line to Gardiner.
    As for the islands, you still see cows grazing on some of them, but mainly they're left to the birds and other critters. Most vocal denizens are the geese – big honkers that nosily proclaim their presence.
    The most famous islands are Steamboat and Cannery offshore Gardiner. Survivors of the shipwreck that led to the establishment of Gardiner took refuge here, and it later had a salmon cannery. Workers, predominantly Chinese, were sequestered on the island "for their safety."
    At high tide a channel sometimes separates Steamboat and Cannery Islands, but most of the time it's a single landmass. Paddlers find an easy approach and landing from every direction.
    As for the other islands and channels, it isn't practical to explore them all in a single visit, but that's okay, it's nice to have a place with so many options that you have to come back again.
    Getting There
    On a recent visit I launched from the new Bumble Bee Landing kayak ramp in Old Town, figuring on getting a bit of a workout by at first paddling against the incoming tide, then letting it help me on the return. If my ambition lasted and the wind held off, I could make a loop around the big islands and then return via Smith River part of the way.
    Paddling across the river near the railroad bridge, I followed the southern shoreline of Bolon Island, thick with trees and brush right to the waterline. Next I passed under the US 101 bridge.
    I followed the main channel and headed to Steamboat/Cannery Island, then went along its south side and rounded the tip for a tide-assisted return upriver.
    After a short bit of paddling, I headed up the Smith River channel, slipping beneath trestles and bridges, and paddled alongside Bolon Island, where I found a short channel back to the Umpqua. The last of the incoming floodtide was really ripping so I aimed well downstream from Bumble Bee Landing and shot across the big river in a few dozen strokes, thoroughly worn out but ready to do more exploring sometime soon.
    Roll on mighty Umpqua (and you too, mellow Smith)!

    (Shopper columnist Tom Baake is co-author of "Oregon South Coast Canoe and Kayak Guide," available at book stores, the Coos Bay Visitor Center and at
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Circle K Rite Aid

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7-Eleven Abby’s Legendary Pizza Angelina’s Mexican Restaurant Bay Area Hospital Bay Clinic Bayshore Chevron Bayway Market Bi-Mart Builders First Source Chevron Station/Car Wash Coos Bay Liquor Store Coos Bay Senior Center Englewood Market Fast Mart Farr’s True Value Hardware Fred Meyer Green Lightning Laundry Knecht’s Auto Parts Les Schwab Tire Center McDonald’s McKay’s Market Mini Pet Mart Napa Auto Parts Newmark Center North Bend Medical Center Safeway Salvation Army Thrift Store Shake ‘N’ Burger South Coast Shopper StockPot Restaurant Subway Tioga Lobby T.N.T. Market VP Racing Wendy’s CHARLESTON/EMPIRE 7-Eleven A-1 Smoke Shop #2 Barview Market Dairy Queen Davy Jones’ Locker Grocery Empire Mercantile General Store Grocery Outlet Lighthouse Market McKay’s Market Post Office Sunset Market William’s Bakery Outlet Store


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CG Market Dollar General We B Video & Liquor


Arlene’s Café & General Store Elkton Food Center


7-Eleven Abhi’s One Stop Market Bi-Mart Clea Wox Market Fred Meyer St Vincent De Paul Stop ‘N’ Shop Twin Lakes Store


Gold Beach

McKay’s Market Nesika Beach Market Wedderburn Store


Wagon Wheel Grocery


McKay’s Market T’Ree Acres Wagon Wheel Grocery


Langlois Store


Gingerbread Village Restaurant Mapleton Store

Myrtle Point

Ace Hardware Fast Mart Highway Deli Mart Kozy Kitchen McKay’s Market Myrtle Grove Naturals Myrtle Point Liquor Store The Feed Store

North Bend

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Port Orford

Circle K Ray’s Food Place TJ’s Coffee House


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Bridge Store


Riverbanks Speedy Mart

Wells Creek

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Winchester Bay

Stockade Market & Tackle Shop Winchester Market Winchester Post Office


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Sharon Ballard

Display Advertising Sales

Sharon has been a southern Oregon coast resident for 3 years with 20 years of experience in sales and marketing.


Britney Gordon

Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Britney Gordon, is a Coos County native, 1 year as Co-Office Manager, 10 years as Office Secretary for The South Coast Shopper, and has been Assistant Manager for the Classified Department for 3 years.