Thanks 2020 Crab Krack Supporters!

The Lincoln County Historical Society thanks all the 2020 Crab Krack attendees and contributors. About $15,000 was raised for renovations to the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center.

Event Sponsors:
  • Agate Beach Inn Best Western
  • Bigfoot Beverages
  • Chalet Restaurant and Bakery
  • James & Victoria Bassingthwaite
  • Mo’s Enterprises, Inc.
  • Newport Crab Fishermen
  • Newport Processing Plants
  • Pacific Shrimp
Crab Donors:
  • F/V Anona Kay – John Boardman
  • F/V Big Wave – Brad Benner, Ryan Barrett
  • F/V Eddie & Rod – Justin & Sarah Yager
  • F/V Excalibur – Mike & Kelly Retherford
  • F/V Lady Kaye – Ted & Kim Gibson
  • F/V Michele Ann – Poggy & Raysha Lapham
  • F/V Miss Berdie – Tom Stam, Stan Schones
  • F/V MS Law – Gene & Terri Law
  • F/V Patriot – Mike & Karen Pettis
  • F/V Sarah Belle – Justin & Sandy Yager
  • F/V Tempo – Doug & Christina Morrison
  • F/V Timmy Boy – Bob & Michele Eder
  • F/V Zora Belle – Craig & Kelley Stolz
  • Celestial Seafood – Scott Lager
  • Curry Marine – Tom & Marjorie Curry
Oral Auction Donors: 
  • Bill Turner  
  • David Miller/Oregon Coast Broadcasting Center 
  • Jean Amundson
  • Roby’s Furniture 
  • Rogue Ales & Spirits  
  • Terry Thompson 
  • Chuck Forinash
  • Toldeo Community Boat House 
Silent Auction Donors:
  • Animal Medical Care 
  • Bank of the West 
  • Barrelhead Supply 
  • Bayscapes Gallery & Coffeehouse 
  • Bruce Koike 
  • Café Stephanie 
  • Chalet Restaurant & Bakery 
  • Chinook Winds Casino & Resort 
  • Cohen & Park 
  • E Douglas Sheldon 
  • Englund Marine Supply 
  • Fishtails Cafe 
  • Frank Geltner
  • Grove Veterinary Clinic 
  • Hallmark Resort 
  • James & Victoria Bassingthwaite 
  • Lincoln County Historical Society 
  • Local Ocean 
  • Marine Discovery Tours 
  • Nana’s Irish Pub 
  • Newport Symphony 
  • Newport Chowder Bowl at Nye Beach 
  • Oregon Boating Foundation 
  • Oregon Coast Council for the Arts 
  • Pig-n-Pancake 
  • Port of Toldeo 
  • Rogue Ales & Spirits 
  • Sunwest Honda Mazda 
  • Sylvia Beach Hotel – Tables of Content
  • Toledo Clayworks 
  • tu-tu-tu kitchenware cottage 
  • Umpqua Bank


12th Annual Crab Krack

Lincoln County Historical Society’s Annual Crab Krack
4pm, Sunday, February 9th
at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn in Newport

Treat yourself to a super delicious locally caught Dungeness crab dinner and live music in the company of your friends and neighbors. Each year, crab for this event is graciously donated by the Yaquina Bay commercial fishing community. The generosity of a long list of local restaurants and merchants also help make this annual event possible.

This whole crab feast includes various side dishes, an array of desserts, no-host bar, live music by Sons of Beaches, and both a silent and oral auction with special guest auctioneer Representative David Gomberg.

Event proceeds benefit completion of renovations at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center.

The Agate Beach Inn is offering a special rate for guests attending the festivities, and reservations can be made by calling 541-265-9411, or 800-547-3310 and mentioning “Crab Krack” to get the special rate.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Burrows House and Pacific Maritime Heritage Museums. Cost for Historical Society members is $45 per person, for non-members, $55. Memberships start as low as $20 a year. To become a Member or for more information, to purchase tickets by phone, or reserve your table for 8, call the Historical Society at 541-265-7509.



Gyotaku Workshop with Bruce Koike

At the Maritime Museum
Saturday, January 25, 10am-1pm

Bruce Koike

This always popular workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the Japanese technique of fish printing called Gyotaku. The workshop focuses on fish, though there will be opportunities to print other things.

After an initial orientation and demonstration, participants will make their own monochrome (single color) print. Instructor Bruce Koike will then be available one-on-one to critique your print with an eye to refining your technique. The goal of the workshop is for everyone to produce a one-of-a-kind work of art suitable for framing.

Provided at the hands-on workshop are the necessary rice paper, acrylic paints, brushes and, of course, the specimens to be printed. Participants should bring an open mind and enthusiasm to try something new. The final portion of the workshop will focus on the crucial stage of painting eyes on the fish.

Instructor Bruce Koike first learned the technique over 30 years ago and has printed more than 400 different plants and aquatic life, principally fish. Koike has shown his works at venues such as the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, the Bellevue Art and Craft Festival, Newport Seafood and Wine Festival and the Blackfish Café (Lincoln City). A Mahi mahi fish print currently hangs in the meeting room of the NOAA vessel, Bell M. Shimada that is home ported in Newport.

Workshop cost is $90 per person and includes all materials. Historical Society members will receive a $10 Discount. Space is limited to just 12 people, so sign up today at the Maritime Museum, or by calling the Historical Society at (541) 265-7509.

2019 Holiday Gathering


Annual Holiday Gathering
at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center

The Lincoln County Historical Society’s Holiday Gathering, a fun and casual get together will be held on Saturday, December 7th from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Brent Bunker and his rare vintage instruments will be on stage in the Doerfler Family Theater beginning at 1:00 pm. Brent will be sharing his extensive collection of old and unusual musical instruments and playing them, too!

Brent Bunker

Upstairs on the Mezzanine, Gyotaku artist and teacher Bruce Koike will be demonstrating the fascinating art of fish printing, and you can sign-up for our upcoming workshop while you’re there!

In the Great Room, gather ‘round the glowing warmth of the fireplace and enjoy some refreshments. Attendees to this long-standing community tradition can also check out the museum’s exhibits and enjoy the unmatched views of Newport’s Historic Bayfront.

Bruce Koike

Be sure to bring your Christmas shopping list as the gift shop will be offering a Special Holiday Discount only available during this event. The Maritime Museum gift shop has an outstanding selection of maritime and history publications, as well as locally produced items.

Admission to the Holiday Gathering is free for members, $5.00 for non-members. The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center is located at 333 SE Bay Blvd on Newport’s Historic Bayfront. Parking is available at the top of the hill. For more information, call 541-265-7509.

Autumn Social at the Maritime Museum

Autumn Social at the Maritime Museum Friday, November 1

The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center and staff will host an Autumn Social on Friday, November 1st in the Maritime Museum’s Doerfler Family Theater. This relaxed annual social event is a fun way to spend an autumn evening and learn a bit about local seafaring history from storyteller extraordinaire, retired Coast Guardsman Tom McAdams. A local, McAdams is known nationally for his storied and highly decorated life-saving Coast Guard career. Aside from McAdams’ presentation there will be time to enjoy Maritime Museum exhibits, chat with staff, and mingle with friends, old and new.

Admission is free – donations gratefully accepted.

6:00 PM:
A brief Annual Meeting. All society members are encouraged to attend and vote on a slate of board officers.

6:30 PM: Tom Talk. Tom McAdams, legendary retired Coast Guardsman, will share stories of his adventures at sea.

A cookie buffet, cider, and coffee will be served.

The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center is located at 333 SE Bay Blvd on Newport’s Historic Bayfront. Parking is available at the top of the hill adjacent to the museum. (541) 265-7509