Chris Dewey, MA, RPA, is a retired Naval Officer and an instructor of archaeology and anthropology at Clatsop Community College. He is the President of the Maritime Archaeological Society (MAS).
Shipwrecks in Oregon
Approximately three thousand ships have met their fate in Oregon waters. Many wrecks occurred at river bars where strong currents carrying sand and other deposits cause the river bottom to continually change. The flow of fresh water from rivers into the Pacific Ocean can cause intense and unpredictable sea conditions. …