Historic Yaquina Bay Cruise

Historic Yaquina Bay Cruise

Welcome aboard the Discovery for a leisurely and informed Yaquina Bay sightseeing tour with ample good company, food, and beverages for a good cause. The Lincoln County Historical Society has made special arrangements with Marine Discovery Tours for a special Yaquina Bay guided boat tour, Saturday, May 13th, 5 to 7pm.

Tickets are $75 for this fundraising event for lower floor renovations at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center. A picnic supper prepared by Mo’s is included. Beer and wine are available. Sara Skamser of Foulweather Trawl will be onboard to share insights and answer your questions about the Yaquina Bay’s far-reaching fishing fleet. Steve Wyatt, Director of the Lincoln County Historical Society and author of The Bayfront book, will be on hand to share insights into the Yaquina Bay’s rich history.

All proceeds from this event will be applied to the Collins grant challenge, thus doubling the proceeds from the Yaquina Bay cruise. The Maritime Center was recently awarded a $45,000 challenge grant from the Collins Foundation. To date, $41,500 has been raised towards meeting the match. With just $3,500 left to meet the challenge, a $45,000 check from The Collins Foundation is well within grasp. The Collins Grant and match monies are for lower floor renovations of the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center. The current focus is to complete the highly anticipated Doerfler Family Theater.

Space for this one-time special event is limited. Tickets for this upriver cruise should be purchased in advance. Yaquina Cruise tickets are available in person, at the Burrows House Museum or the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, Thursday-Sunday 11-4, or call anytime (541) 265-7509 and leave a message, and your call will be promptly returned. Tickets are also available from any member of the Society’s Board of Directors.

Fireworks, Dancing, and 150-lbs of Shrimp!


On July 4th beginning at 8:00 pm, the Lincoln County Historical Society invites all to an Independence Day Celebration at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center.

The second annual family friendly fundraiser includes unmatched views of the Bayfront fireworks and dancing to local Jazz band, Past Forward. Goodies will be served too, of course, and this year thanks to generous donations from local shrimpers, we’ll be kicking it up a notch with fresh shrimp cocktail! In addition, attendees will have access to all current exhibits at the museum including the newly opened shipwrecks exhibit now on display in the main floor gallery.

Past Forward

For this special event the popular Great Room will be cleared out for music and dancing. Seating will be set up on the deck (weather permitting) for the best fireworks view anywhere. Past Forward will begin playing at 8:00 and break for the fireworks. When the fireworks conclude they will resume playing, so guests can be entertained for a while until the notorious Bayfront post-fireworks traffic eases up.

Proceeds from this celebratory evening will go towards renovation of the Maritime Center, currently in its second phase, which will feature the much anticipated Doerfler Family Theatre. Admission to the fundraiser is Adults: $20 Member, $25 Non-Member, Kids 12 and under: $10 Member, $15 Non-Member. Tickets are available for purchase at The Burrows House Museum and Maritime Center, by phone, or at the door.

Parking will be at an absolute premium for this event, and attendees are encouraged to walk, bicycle, car pool, or catch a cab to the Bayfront. Because this is a fundraiser, there will be no discounts or free admissions. For more information, or to buy tickets by phone, call 541-265-7509. To learn more about Past Forward, visit their website at JazzPastForward.com