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Welcome to The Whole Shebang's
2004/5 Traveler's Guide to Coos County, Oregon

See related shipwreck stories here.

I would like to dedicate this issue to my great-grandfather, shipbuilder, John Kruse. Also I would like to take a moment to thank several people who have contributed to The Whole Shebang and supported it, in this issue and throughout the years: Erin Norton, Carolyn LeGrand, Valerie Curtiss, Ann Koppy, Steve Priske, Stacy Rose, Dorothy Irvin, Scott at CoosBay.net, Judy Knox, Luke Winkle, Capt. Ted Finley (Gray’s Harbor Historical Seaport), BeBe Bardot, Tom Varley, Betty Bangs, Roland Saling, Shannon Coates, Paul Hart, Kevin Dahlgren, Sam Densmore, Greg and Julie Brown, Kelly Gallagher, April Armstrong, Nancy Douglas, Emily Ashworth, Marsha DeJarnette, Marty Crouse, Rondi at the Art Connection, Wolf at the Cobbler’s Bench, Stephanie at KDOCK radio, John at BiCoastal Media, Martha at Bay Moss Studio, Allison at South Coast Radiology, James Gillson at Bay Area Bike Center, Gordon at Central Coast Printers, and to those who have supported us and are no longer with us on Earth: Tosca Means, Tom Sandor, and Jan Bone. And thank you to everyone else who has made The Whole Shebang possible over the last ten years. ~ Diane Irvin, Publisher/Editor

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Cover

Cover Art: Center: Oregon Dunes painting by Clayton Redwood. Clockwise from top left: Chehalis ship model photographed at Cape Arago, photo by Steve Priske; Pond at Shore Acres State Park by Scott at CoosBay.net; McCullough Bridge at sunset by Diane Irvin; Scenic Trail at Golden and Silver Falls by Erin Norton; South Empire Lake by Scott at CoosBay.net; the tall ship Lady Washington passing a Daio lumber ship in Coos Bay by Diane Irvin; Face Rock in Bandon by Scott at CoosBay.net; Bandon Beach by Scott at CoosBay.net; Coquille River Lighthouse by Scott at CoosBay.net, and Trail at South Slough Estuary Reserve by Thomas Sandor.

Back cover:
Paintings by Clayton Redwood

Advertisers:
 • Bay Moss Studio, Coos Bay
• The Pottery Company, Coos Bay
• On Indian Time, book by Judi Blaze
• Custom Italian Charms by Three Cats Graphics

 

Page 2

Welcome to Oregon's
South Coast

Coos County location and County & State Parks maps.

Page 3

 The Whole Calendar
Calendar of Events

Chamber of Commerce contact information

 

Page 4

Bandon Map & Info

Lord Bennett's Restaurant
Beach Bistro has it all...
and then some!

by Charles Chaffey &
Lisa Humphries

Advertisers:
• Bandon Beach Riding Stables, Bandon

Page 5

 Beautiful Beach Loop Drive
Bandon's Best Kept Secret
by Bryce Brae

Advertisers:
•
Cobbler's Bench, Bandon
• Musician BeBe Bardot
• Coastal Vacation Rentals, Bandon

Page 6

Coquille Map & Info

Down in the Valley, the Coquille Valley
by Ann Koppy
with special thanks to the Coos County Historical Society Museum, North Bend

The Traveling Gardener
presents A Harvest of South Coast Nurseries
by Valerie Curtiss

Advertisers:
• Coquille Valley Produce, Coquille
• Pacific Koi & Water Garden, Coquille

Page 7

The Traveling Gardener
continued

Clayton Redwood
A Renaissance man of many talents
by Carolyn Le Grand

Advertisers:
• Bay Area Hospital
•
South Coast Radiology, Coos Bay
• Bicoastal Media Radio Stations:
* Power 107
* KOOS Country 94.9
* Talk Radio 1340
* The Mix KJMX
* B96 The Rock
* Hot Country 97.3
* KWRO News Talk 1630
• Kentuck Golf Course, North Bend
• Brown's Studio, North Bend
• BeBe Bardot, musician
• I Love My Pet, Inc., April Armstrong
• Dawson's, Coos Bay
•
Bay Area Bike Center, North Bend

Page 8

Destinations in Coos County Poster

Advertisers:
•
South Coast Radiology, Coos Bay
• Oceanside RV Park, Charleston
• K-DOCK Oldies 93.5 Radio
• Seahawk Seafood, Charleston
• Davey Jone's Locker, Charleston
• Betty Kay Charters, Charleston
• Seaport Crab Station, Charleston
• Charleston Marina & RV Park, Charleston

Page 9

Destinations in Coos County Poster

Advertisers:
• Crossroads Music, Bandon
• Umpqua Building & Hardware, Reedsport
• Mary Kay Consultant, Erin Norton
• Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Coos Bay
• Lord Bennett's Restaurant, Bandon
• Bicoastal Media Radio Stations:
* Power 107
* KOOS Country 94.9
* Talk Radio 1340
* The Mix KJMX
* B96 The Rock
* Hot Country 97.3
* KWRO News Talk 1630
• Clausen Oysters, North Bend
• Pass Creek Nursery, Drain


Page 10

Coos Bay Map & Info

Advertisers:
• Elizabeth's Restaurant, Coos Bay

• Grounds Coffee & Espresso Cafe, North Bend
• Artist Carolyn Le Grand

 

Page 11

Tall Ships of the Coos Bay
by Steve Priske

Shipwreck stories from past issues of The Whole Shebang:
• The Wreck of the Santa Clara (November 1996)
• The Wreck of the Czarina (May 1998)
• The Wreck of the Sujameco (March 1999)

and related story:
Shipbuilder John Kruse (September 1997)

Advertisers:
• Pancake Mill Restaurant & Pie Shoppe, North Bend

Page 12

The Tall Ship
Lady Washington
Always a welcome visitor to Oregon's Bay Area
by Diane Irvin

Treat Yourself to an
Art Walk

by Stacy Rose

Advertisers:
• Crystal Dolphin Gallery, North Bend
• Bayfront Crafter's Market, North Bend
• The Art Connection, Coos Bay
• The Artist Loft Gallery, Pony Village Mall, North Bend

 

Page 13

Charleston Map & Info

Seahawk Seafood:
Charleston's best kept secret is out!

Keep Your Camera Handy
by Steve Priske

Montana St. Cats cartoon by Luke Winkle

Advertisers:
• The Friends of South Slough Reserve, Charleston

Page 14

Lakeside Map & Info

Oregon Dunes Recreational Area
Pictorial feature

Advertisers:
• Osprey Point RV Park, Lakeside
• Lakeshore Lodge, Lakeside

 

 

Page 15

Lakeside Pizza & Subs
by Stacy Rose

Calendar of Events continued

Pie's Sea cartoon by Paul Hart

Advertisers:
• Mindpower Gallery, Reedsport
• Wild by Nature, Reedsport
• Singing Springs Resort, Agness

Page 16

The Tall Ship
Lady Washington
continued

Treat Yourself to an
Art Walk

continued

Advertisers:
• The Mill Casino & Hotel, North Bend

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