Mile 339 Dispatch

August 30, 2018
by Merce and Michael

Clatsop Spit, Fort Stevens SP
Thursday 11:00 AM
63° F
Tide Level:
1.3 ft
Humans / Pets:
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Fish & Invertebrates:
New Development:
Natural Changes:

5 dead Common Murres found on the beach below the high tide line. No evidence of oiling or bites. They all appeared to be adults based on size, but plumage doesn't vary much with age.

Other Mile 339 Reports (25)


November 20, 2019 - edjoyce
Everything looked normal for this time of year.
  • Looking North toward jetty from approx 3/4 mile south of South Columbia River Jetty
  • Looking at So. Columbia River Jetty from approx 200 yards south of jetty.
  • Looking south from approx. 200 yards south of the South Columbia River Jetty.
October 23, 2019 - edjoyce
All looked about the same as last month.
  • Looking north from approx. 1/2 mile south of the South Columbia River Jetty.
October 2, 2019 - huisee
More tire tracks than we have ever seen.
September 25, 2019 - edjoyce
All looked normal - very summery.
August 28, 2019 - edjoyce
All looked normal.  Northing unusual.
  • Taken approx. 1/2 south of South Columbia River Jetty looking north.
  • Taken from So. Columbia River Jetty looking south.
July 31, 2019 - edjoyce
Everything was normal - typical summer day - nothing unusual.
  • Looking north from approx. 1/2 mile south of South Colum. River Jetty
  • Looking north from approx. 1/4 mile south of South Colum. River Jetty
  • Looking north from South Columbia River Jetty
July 3, 2019 - edjoyce
Everything was about the same as last report.
  • Looking south from South Columbia River jetty.
  • Looking north toward So. Columbia River Jetty.
May 8, 2019 - edjoyce
Nothing significant to report.
  • dune erosion
  • Looking south from Columbia River south jetty
February 19, 2019 - edjoyce
Watch carried out at maximum King Tide.  Nothing unusual to report.  The beach has assumed a typical winter profile and dune erosion was evident (see attached photos).  It was an unimpressive King...
  • King Tide - looking south from the Columbia River South Jetty
  • Vehicle Erosion
  • Typical Winter Beach Profile - steep with erosion.
January 21, 2019 - edjoyce
  • Photo is looking north from about 1/2 mile south of the Columbia River South Jetty.
  • Looking north very close to Columbia River South Jetty


December 21, 2018 - edjoyce
Photos taken at King Tide Max.
  • Looking south from So. Columbia River Jetty
  • Looking north toward So. Columbia River Jetty.
November 10, 2018 - edjoyce
  • Looking south from the South Jetty
  • Looking north toward South Jetty
  • Stranded Sea Lion - Seaside Aquarium was notified.
October 6, 2018 - edjoyce
All was calm and relatively undisturbed.
  • Looking south from South Jetty.
  • Looking north toward South Jetty
September 3, 2018 - edjoyce
Notice in photo that beach grasses are populating the foredune area.  This is a summer phenomenon and does not occur in winter due to higher tides and storms.
  • Looking south from So. Jetty
  • Looking north toward So. Jetty.
  • Looking north toward So. Jetty
August 1, 2018 - edjoyce
All was quiet - nothing to report.
  • Looking south from south jetty.
June 22, 2018 - edjoyce
Everything was calm and a-ok.
  • So. Jetty
  • From the So. Jetty
May 11, 2018 - edjoyce
All was fine, however the dune shows signs of recent dune erosion.
  • Foredune erosion.
April 23, 2018 - edjoyce
Everything is just fine.
  • Calm day on beach.
March 28, 2018 - edjoyce
Not much going on. Very large plastic drum found on beach, contacted Ranger.


December 26, 2017 - edjoyce
Nothing unusual.
November 9, 2017 - edjoyce
Very usual.  See photos.
September 20, 2017 - edjoyce
All looks stable.  See attached picture.
  • Mile 339 looking north toward So. Jetty


February 26, 2016 - srhoads
Surveyed some foreign debris on the South jetty (parking lot C) at Fort Stevens State Park. Found a brown bottle with the name Paolyta Co. The article (link below) mentions, "Four people in Taichung...
  • Brown energy bottle for Asia.
  • Brown bottle with the works Paolyta Co. on it. Said to be energy drink from Asia.
  • Square plastic indentification label.
  • White Plastic identification label from Asia.


April 26, 2014 - McB's 339
Collected a lot of tsunami debris... especially floats and water bottles with Asian character writing. Clams growing on floats. Not much wildlife due to windy rainy weather. Elk tracks in abundance...


January 16, 2007 - RKAdams
Nice sunny day on beach; little car traffic, but lots of birds foraging. Plastic litter retrieved and removed.