BooksBy Bert and Margie Webber:
- 1973 What Happened At Bayocean: Is Salishan Next?
- 1974 What Happened At Bayocean...Expanded Edition This version has substantial information not in the original.
- 1983 Maimed By The Sea: erosion along the coasts of Oregon and Washington: a documentary
- 1989 Bayocean: The Oregon Town that Fell Into the Sea. The fourth and final printing in 1999 includes minor edits and different cover photo.
Academic ResearchOregon 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.
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 produced The Port of Garibaldi: The Centennial History (1910-2010) which features Bayocean in many clips. No. 10 is an aerial flyover taken just after the November 1952 storm that made Bayocean an island.
Most recently, Grant McOmie Captures The Bayocean Story in a video that can be seen at KGW's and Travel Oregon's websites. He interviewed Bayocean alumni Barbara Bennett, Perry Reeder, and Harold Bennett.
ArchivesFor 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.
Cape Meares Community Association
Coast Watch Mile 289
Tillamook Bay Tide Table
Tillamook County Pioneer Newspaper
Tillamook Headlight Herald Newspaper