History & Hops: The History of Clatsop Plains Geology


History & Hops: The Mystery of Sailors’ Grave

History & Hops: The Mystery of Sailors’ Grave

The Cove in Seaside is a popular local surfing paradise and is a habitat for a wide variety of precious marine life. Its most popular and mysterious landmark is the Sailors’ gravesite seen by all who make their way to The Cove. No tour of Seaside is complete without a visit to Sailors’ Grave.

There are many stories regarding those for whom Sailors’ Grave is – or may be – a final resting place. Robin and Bill Montero will share their research and discovery of the possible and probable grave residents in their presentation “Known Only To God: The Mystery of Sailors’ Grave” at the next History & Hops at 6pm on Thursday, February 22nd at Seaside Brewing Co.

When purchased their home across the street from Sailors’ Grave, they became interested in knowing more about the landmark. As they joined their neighbors in caring for the site, they researched its history which culminated in the City of Seaside erecting a historical marker based on the information they discovered.

History & Hops is a series of local history discussions hosted by the Seaside  museum on the last Thursday of each month, September through May, at Seaside Brewing Co.,

History & Hops December 28, 2017

The REAL Story of Jane Barnes

Purported to be the first white woman to reside in Oregon, many tales have been told of Jane Barnes’ identity, personality, and activities.  An old map found at Knappton Cove, known in Jane Barnes’ time as Todd’s Bay, revealed her true story.  Knappton Cove became the site of the US Public Service Columbia River Quarantine Station known as Columbia River’s “ELLIS ISLAND”.

All will be revealed at this month’s History & Hops  as the tale of Jane Barnes and the Mystery of Todd’s Bay is recounted by Oregon native Nancy Anderson, the Director & founder of the Knappton Cove Heritage Center, a museum housed in 1912 US Public Health Service lazaretto pesthouse on the site of the historic Columbia River Quarantine Station at Knappton Cove.  She is an author, free-lance craft designer and former elementary school teacher.  Her passion is Historic Preservation & Interpretation.

History & Hops 6:00 PM on Thursday, December 28.

History & Hops is a series of local history discussions hosted by the Seaside Museum on the last Thursday of each month, September through May, at Seaside Brewing Co.  

Preserving Seaside’s History since 1974, the Seaside Museum and Historical Society is a non-profit educational institution with the mission to collect, preserve and interpret materials illustrative of the history of Seaside and the surrounding area.  The museum is located at 570 Necanicum Drive, Seaside and is open Monday through Saturday from 10A to 3PM.  More information can be found at www.seasideoregonuseum.com