Storms Unlock History

oregon.jpgOregon’s coast has been hit heavily by storms this winter, and they’ve unearthed some historic items: old shipwrecks, cannons and other artifacts.

As storms washed away sand, one of the first ships to be revealed was the George L. Olson, which ran aground at Coos Bay’s North Jetty in 1944. The wreck has become an unexpected tourist attraction, as authorities have had to reroute traffic to accommodate visitors. Many other artifacts have been uncovered over the past few months.

Sands in the Oregon coastal area commonly shift during winter, but this has been a particularly brutal weather season.

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