Cape Arago State Park

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Cape Arago State Park
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Oregon State Parks
Cape Arago State Park is located in Oregon
Cape Arago State Park
Type Public, state
Location Coos County, Oregon
Nearest city Coos Bay
Coordinates 43°18′22″N 124°23′36″W / 43.3062214°N 124.3934519°W / 43.3062214; -124.3934519Coordinates: 43°18′22″N 124°23′36″W / 43.3062214°N 124.3934519°W / 43.3062214; -124.3934519[1]
Operated by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Cape Arago State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Oregon, administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

History[edit]

In 1579 Sir Francis Drake is purported to have sought shelter for his ship, the Golden Hinde, around Cape Arago.[2][3] The headland was originally named Cape Gregory by George Vancouver on March 12, 1778 after Saint Gregory, the saint of that day; it was renamed Cape Arago after François Arago.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cape Arago State Park". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-06-25. 
  2. ^ Samuel Bawlf (2003). The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake: 1577-1580. New York: Walker & Company; 1st Edition (May 1, 2003). p. 363. ISBN 0-8027-1405-6. 
  3. ^ "History of Coos Bay". City of Coos Bay. Accessed September 2010.
  4. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 159. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956. 

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