Mile 233 Report

March 16, 2007
by [email protected]

Location:
Lincoln
Boiler Bay, Rabbit Rock, Fogarty Creek SP
Conditions:
Friday 4:45 PM
Party cloudy
52° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the NW
Tide Level:
-0.5 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
13
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Walking / Running:
8
Tidepooling:
4
1 kicking a soccer ball
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
7
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Shells·Styrofoam·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Newly exposed roots/trees falling·Landslides/major boulder falls
Comments:
There were a couple of small landslides in the northern part of Boiler Bay. Several (middle size) boulders had also rolled down onto the beach. There has been a sand buildup in the northern part of Boiler Bay (cove north of Boiler Bay). There was considerably less driftline content than there was last fall and last summer.
Summary:
Boiler Bay was very quiet. When we arrived there were no cars in the small parking lot at the trailhead that leads down into Boiler Bay. About half an hour after descending down onto the Bay's rocky shoreline, we saw one other person climbing down the trail. This person turned out to be a high school teacher from Salem. He was collecting seaweed samples to take back to his students for their study and identification. The school cannot afford to pay for the students to come to Boiler Bay so he has to collect seaweed and take it back to the students. About an hour later, three other adults climbed down the trail and began to look at/in tidepools. The southern end of Forgarty Creek State Park (part of my mile) was also very quiet, only 4 cars and 9 people (7 adults and 2 children). As in the northern part of Boiler Bay, there was a sand buildup on the beach at Forgarty Beach. This was the first time I have walked my mile and not found at least one dead bird.
Other Mile 233 Reports (19)

2015

December 24, 2015 - [email protected]
A lot of tsunami debris on beach. Very little beach even at zero tide.
May 10, 2015 - [email protected]
Lots of agate hunters for this minus tide event (-0.34 at 11:40 a.m.) on Mother's Day. A few children (4) a few dogs (3) no major issues, little trash, gray whales visible just beyond surf zone.
April 25, 2015 - GWshark
Fogarty Creek Beach appeared to be in good shape with return of the sand. Waiting to see if Sea Stars return to previous numbers. Had a funnel cloud develop around 0930 before skies cleared....
  • A funnel cloud approaching that possibly was a water spout. Observed some water disturbance though did not see it connect to water.
  • The impact of winter storms has denuded the Beach At Fogarty Creek
  • Appears that recent storms have brought the sand back.
  • Photo of some of the sea stars observed on this date
  • Photo taken of sea star with the disease

2014

June 16, 2014 - [email protected]
20 people were on Fogarty Beach, most agate hunting.2 well behaved dogs on beach. All but 2 of the people were adults. No wildlife issues except that starfish have virtually disappeared from the...
  • Fogarty Creek State Park on a minus 2 tide
January 6, 2014 - [email protected]
There has been a major wash-up of gumboot chitons on this mile, which has been reported.
  • Hundreds of gumboot chitons have washed up dead in the drift line

2013

May 25, 2013 - [email protected]
No problems noted; no tsunami debris noted on 5/25/2013.On June 2nd I went back to the beach and saw 9 hand-hewn-looking wooden posts and one aquaculture rack. Reported to tsunami team and worked...
  • June 2, 2013also see http://www.oregonbeachcomber.com/p/report-debris.html

2010

June 24, 2010 - [email protected]
"Emergency" riprap below Surfrider Motel still in place.  Upper layer of bluff being eroded by wave erosion and groundwater.  Illegal camping reported to State Parks.
January 10, 2010 - [email protected]
This report only covers the Boiler Bay section of my mile. Due to deteriorating weather and darkness I was unable to walk the Fogarty Creek section. A fairly large sneaker wave would come ashore...

2009

July 20, 2009 - [email protected]
Very quiet, ie small number of people, probably due in part to the heavy fog. Only dog on beach was not on a leash (Fogarty Creek). More seaweed than usual in the driftline.
February 4, 2009 - [email protected]
Beautiful day (for February). Had it been a weekend I am sure there would have been many more people on the beach.

2008

October 15, 2008 - dgm[email protected]
Very quiet day. No cars at Boiler Bay trailhead. Only one car in North Forgarty Creek Park parking lot and one car in the South Fogarty Creek parking lot. Very little drift, other than kelp, on...
July 4, 2008 - [email protected]
Inclement weather probably reduced the number of people. One of the lowest tides of the year.
March 19, 2008 - [email protected]
Very quiet on the beach. Unable to actually get down into Boiler Bay due to high tide so had to observe from Boiler Bay Park. No cars or people at Boiler Bay "trail". Sand level still high on...
January 20, 2008 - [email protected]
Cold day with high storm surge. Wave runup at least 2+ hours after high tide (High tide in Newport was at 9:44 that day, a 9.8 tide was very high on the beach.
  • Looking N. to bluff under Surfrider Motel
January 20, 2008 - [email protected]
Fogarty Creek was relatively quiet. Boiler Bay was very "busy", ie over 60 people; 45 of which were students from Lane Community College taking part in a field trip.

2007

November 25, 2007 - [email protected]
photos of highest tide of the year at Fishing Rock Headland looking south
  • Fishing Rock Headland looking south
August 15, 2007 - [email protected]
Boiler Bay *very* quiet, ie only 3 people (other 37 on Fogarty Creek beach). Beautiful day, calm seas, no wind.
June 18, 2007 - [email protected]
Both Boiler Bay and Fogarty Creek beach were relatively quiet, i.e. few people/dogs etc. No dead wildlife. Calm seas and almost no wind made for a very enjoyable walk.
May 14, 2007 - [email protected]
Bluff face at N. end of Fogarty Creek State Park Beach (mile 234) continues to erode and another house will be moved back.No state park campground will go in here.Black oyster catcher survey work on-...
  • Time series of photos available that showprogression from when columns were poured into the bank (back from the cliff) and from when it became exposed