North Jetty, Newport - c. 1898


North Jetty, Newport - Crawford

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This photo was taken shortly after the north jetty for Yaquina Bay was completed in 1896, after 8 years of construction. Originally at a length of 2,300 feet, the jetty proved to be too short to keep sand from accumulating at the mouth of the bay, and local businessmen were soon lobbying to have it extended. Due to the need for more water depth to accommodate larger ships, and the need to repair periodic damage from Pacific storms, the jetty has been repaired and extended many times - in 1921-1925, 1933-1934, 1939-1940, 1956-1957, and 1964 and 1967. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0540
Photographer James G. Crawford
Location Newport, Oregon Coast, Lincoln County
Subject Construction
Decade 1890s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Stereoview Panel
Size of Original 3.0 x 3.3 inches
Photographer's Number Number 112