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The north Tillamook jetty has been rebuilt over the summer. The Corp of Engineers has done some improvement on the access road to the south jetty. The south jetty needs the same treatment.The road work is probably a start. As reported far too many times, the Tillamook bar claimed another fishing boat on Oct. 3. This time it was the FV Double Eagle with 2 on board. The Coast Guard was on patrol at the time and the 2 crewman were picked up safely and were uninjured. They were wearing life jackets and that probably saved their lives. You can see it on You Tube.The boat ended up on the beach and the larger pieces are now piled up at the end of the jetty road. I assume that they will be trucked out. What remains on the beach are mostly small pieces of the boat's flotation foam.


Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 8.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 3. Sitting: 2. Fishing: 1.


Apparent violations: none.


Cars/trucks parking: 8.

Notable Wildlife

saw pelicans in the bay

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 5. 1 adult murre, 2 juvenile murres, 1 grebe, probably western, and 1 rhinoceros auklet

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. well decomposed mammal, probably a harbor seal.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Small rocks, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. insulation/flotation from boat accident

Natural Changes

as always, no erosion.

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Mile 289

September 20, 2021

This mile is not surveyed 4 times a year since it became a designated bird nesting area.


Mile 289

December 24, 2020

There is no trace of nesting bird protection.


Mile 289

September 21, 2020

September 15 ended the nesting bird restrictions on mile 289.


Mile 289

August 1, 2020

I saw so many different types of birds along the jetty, I'm no bird expert but I thought I saw pelicans, herons, cormorants, and sea gulls.


Mile 289

March 20, 2020

Mile 289 is again restricted due to bird nesting.


Mile 289

December 5, 2019

This survey was all about the jelly fish that covered the most recent wrack areas.


Mile 289

June 16, 2019

This is a partial survey.


Mile 289

March 21, 2019

The signage is up again keeping all dogs off Mile 289.