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Just a few gulls observed today, no other bird species around. Nothing unusual on the beach today. With a minus tide, the remains of the bow of a wooden ship are exposed next to the Siuslaw River North Jetty, 50 yards east of the Coast Guard observation tower. I suspect it's the remains of the Wilhelmina, a small coastal steam freighter beached in 1911. Old photos show it on it's side in the surf next to the North Jetty.

Conditions

Temperature: 52 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW.

Human Activities

Number of people: 18. Number of dogs: 7. Walking or running: 18. Sitting: 2. Photography: 2.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 11.

Notable Wildlife

Harbor seals in surf

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Styrofoam, Wood pieces.

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Just a few gulls observed today, no other bird species around. Nothing unusual on the beach today.With a minus tide, the remains of the bow of a wooden ship are exposed next to the Siuslaw River North Jetty, 50 yards east of the Coast Guard observation tower. I suspect it's the remains of the Florence-based steamer Wilhelmina. Old photos show it on it's side in the surf next to the North Jetty in 1911.

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