Agate Beach, Oregon

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Agate Beach, Oregon
Unincorporated community
Beach at Agate Beach at low tide
Beach at Agate Beach at low tide
Agate Beach, Oregon is located in Oregon
Agate Beach, Oregon
Agate Beach, Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 44°40′38″N 124°03′42″W / 44.67722°N 124.06167°W / 44.67722; -124.06167Coordinates: 44°40′38″N 124°03′42″W / 44.67722°N 124.06167°W / 44.67722; -124.06167
Country United States
State Oregon
County Lincoln
Elevation 157 ft (48 m)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Coordinates and elevation from United States Geological Survey[1]

Agate Beach is an unincorporated community in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States.[1] Agate Beach is named for the agates that are found on the beaches of the Pacific Ocean between Newport and Yaquina Head. Agate Beach post office was established in 1912 and closed in 1971.[2]

Historically, the area's most famous citizen is Composer Ernest Bloch, who spent his later years in the community.[3] The 1914 Ernest Bloch House is on the National Register of Historic Places and was once owned by the son of Asahel Bush and his family.[4]

In June 2012 a 165-ton floating dock dislodged from the March 2011 Japanese tsunami washed up ashore,[5] creating a popular tourist attraction as well as a panic to remove potential invasive species.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Agate Beach". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 878. ISBN 0-87595-277-1. 
  3. ^ Friedman, Ralph (1993) [1972]. Oregon for the Curious (3rd ed.). Portland, Oregon: Pars Publishing Company. p. 15. ISBN 0-87004-222-X. 
  4. ^ "Ernest Bloch House". Oregon Historic Sites Database: Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved January 17, 2010. 
  5. ^ Barnard, Jeff (June 7, 2012). "Agate Beach, Oregon: Dock from Japan Tsunami Washes Ashore". Huffington Post. Associated Press. 
  6. ^ Tobias, Lori (June 13, 2012). "OSU Scientists Feel a "Cast of Very Bad Characters" May Have Arrived on Dock from Japan". The Oregonian. 

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