Saturday, March 18, 2023

Bayocean: Atlantis of Oregon Published

I'm pleased to announce that Bayocean: Atlantis of Oregon (BAO) has been published. Its 290 pages are packed with information (much of it new) about the Oregon resort town destroyed by the sea, as well as 57 photos, maps, and charts to provide context.

BAO is immediately available via Amazon's nation-specific websites across the world. If you prefer purchasing a copy from your local bookstore - which I encourage - just let them know it can be ordered from Ingram by using ISBN 979-8-9873463-0-3. Libraries can acquire copies from them as well. Like Amazon, Ingram provides international coverage.

I apologize to the Bayocean enthusiasts who have waited for three and a half years since I announced that I had begun drafting a book. To a much greater extent, I regret the passing of several Bayocean alumni before they could read BAO and see my appreciation of the contributions they made. But I kept discovering new details and interconnections between them as I fleshed out more than 30 gb of data collected and tracked down more sources to clarify discrepancies and debunk myths. Fitting all of it into a reasonably sized, chronological narrative was the greatest challenge. As a result, writing, researching, and editing BAO took much longer than I anticipated.

Those of you who are unfamiliar with the Bayocean story may want to start with BAO's introduction, which is included in Amazon’s Look Inside preview feature. So are its table of contents and index, where you might see familiar people and places, for the Bayocean story reaches Portland, Spokane, and other cities across the Pacific Northwest; San Francisco, Half Moon Bay, and other cities in the Bay Area; even Kansas City, Missouri.

As I say in BAO's introduction and its table of contents and index attest to, Bayocean's history would be more interesting than that of most small towns even if it still existed. That it doesn't is why telling it matters, now more than ever, while some of those who lived through its destruction are still alive.