Brandy Bar Of The Umpqua River

Equipment Info

State/Province/Region
OR
Country
US
Nearest Area
Umpqua River near Reedsport, Oregon
Town
Reedsport, Oregon
Brief Directions

From Reedsport, Oregon take Highway 38 east for a few miles and watch for sign indicating Brandy Bar.

Description

The Story: During the summer of 1850, the American schooner Sam'I Roberts ran aground on a bar in the Umpqua River along the southern Oregon coast. While waiting for a high tide to refloat the ship, the crew broke into the captain's liquor locker to help pass the time. Thus, the bar appropriately became known as Brandy Bar. A century later, Brandy Bar became mobile when the name appeared on a towboat built for the Umpqua Navigation Company and used to work the waters of the Umpqua River.

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Date Added
August 23, 2015
Date Taken
August 23, 2015