Outside Sources


By Jerry Sutherland: 2023 Bayocean: Atlantis of Oregon. Professional reviews: 
By Bert and Margie Webber:

Audio Recordings

Bayocean on OPB's Think Out Loud (May 15, 2023)
Bayocean: For Chamber Orchestra and Chorus with Soloists (2002 University of Oregon Dissertation) by Daniel Heila 
Bayocean Spit (2011) by the Monoliths 
Bayocean (2020) by Rectangle Creep 

Bayocean Park Plat Map 
Tillamook Surveyor Roll Map F-2537 shows every Bayocean Park block and lot as originally platted. The version below shows why I did not include it in Bayocean: Atlantis of Oregon but made a high resolution version available for download

Academic Research

Oregon State University oceanographers Thomas Terich and Paul Komar published Development and Erosion History of Bayocean Spit, Tillamook, Oregon in 1973. Their paper includes Bayocean Park history but its primary purpose is to explain the geological processes that created and destroyed the spit. As is typical of academic work, it includes citations and bibliography. The document has no index but is searchable. 

The Washington State Department of Ecology diagrams and explanation of erosion along southern Washington and northern Oregon coastline are helpful in understanding what happened at Bayocean. 


The Lost City of Bayocean is a feature (half-hour) Oregon Field Guide program written and produced by Jule Gilfillan. Kristian Foden-Vencil wrote and produced a 20-minute program for OPB Radio. Kristian and Jule collaborated on The Lost Resort Town That Oregon Forgot, an article.

Grant McOmie Captures The Bayocean Story can be seen at KGW's and Travel Oregon's websites. He interviewed Bayocean alumni Barbara Bennett, Perry Reeder, and Harold Bennett.

Rick Dancer produced a video called Oregon Ghost Towns: Bay Ocean, The Saddest Story Of  All. He interviewed Jim Bennett who lived there as a child. Barbara Bennett, who I often use as a source, is Jim's widow.  

Tom Olsen's The Port of Garibaldi: The Centennial History (1910-2010)  features Bayocean in many clips. No. 10 is an aerial flyover taken just after the November 1952 storm that made Bayocean an island.


For those who like to explore original source material:

The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum has a large collection of Bayocean artifacts and documents, including newspaper clippings, old calendars, photographs, brochures, and family histories of many people who lived on Bayocean, some before it was called that. 

The Oregon Historical Society Research Library has a collection of photos in "Photo File #93-B"; and "Org. Lot 1280" has an original 11 x 28-inch brochure with a panoramic drawing of the Tillamook Bay area on one side and the entire Bayocean Park plat map on the other.


Beach Profile Benchmarks
Cape Meares Community Association
Coast Watch Mile 289
Ebird Hotspots
Oregon Hikers
Oregon Encyclopedia

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