Oregon Coast Camping Trip

We went to Fort Stevens campground for a four day camping trip with Bruce, Cheri, Gary and Lores. On saturday we took a trip to see
Betsy and Dax get married.


toasting Betsy and Dax on their wedding                                                                               


dancing to the music                                                      chicken dance song


playing cards                                                           it's hot dog time                                                                        Bruce chilling


Fort Stevens was an American military installation that guarded the mouth of the Columbia River in the state ofOregon. Built near the end of the American Civil War, it was named for slain Civil War general and formerWashington Territory governor, Isaac Stevens. The fort was an active military reservation from 1863–1947.[2]The fort is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


                                                              floating mine


                    old canon                                             6" shell


On the nights of June 21 and 22, 1942, the Japanese submarine I-25 fired 17 shells at Fort Stevens, making it the only military installation in the continental United States to receive hostile fire during World War II (the oil fields in Santa Barbara, Californiathat were also shelled by the Japanese military, was not considered a military installation).[2] The attack caused no damage to the fort itself. The backstop for the post's baseball field was the only casualty. Fort Stevens and its gun batteries protected the river until shortly after World War II, and was decommissioned in 1947. All armament was scrapped and buildings went into auction. The grounds were transferred to the custody of the Corps of Engineers for many years until being turned over to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.[2]