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Historic Oregon Nautical Charts, 1868-2009

Overview of the Collection

Creator
United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Title
Historic Oregon Nautical Charts
Dates
1868-2009 (inclusive)
1938-1999 (bulk)
Quantity
9 cubic feet, including 413 maps, (25 map folders and 1 oversize box)
Collection Number
MAPS Nautical
Summary
The Historic Oregon Nautical Charts consist of superseded navigational maps for the Pacific Coast from California to Washington, navigable bays and rivers on the Oregon Coast, and the Columbia and Willamette Rivers.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Historic Oregon Nautical Charts consist of superseded navigational maps for the Pacific Coast from California to Washington, navigable rivers and bays on the Oregon Coast, and the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. The collection includes charts for Coos, Tillamook, and Yaquina Bays and the Coquille, Nehalem, Siuslaw, Umpqua, and Yaquina Rivers. The charts vary in scale from 1:10,000 to 1:1,000,000, with the maps of the Oregon coastal rivers and bays and the Columbia and Willamette Rivers providing the most detail.

In addition to depth soundings of the open ocean, the charts depict lights, buoys, and radio beacons along the coast; topography of lands near the coast or waterways; and jetties, rock formations, and reefs. The charts include some roads and other features along the coastline.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Historic Oregon Nautical Charts (MAPS Nautical), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Pacific Coast, 1888-2007Return to Top

135 sheets

Series I consists of nautical charts of the Pacific Coast from California to Washington. Most of the charts depict sections of the Oregon coast.

Container(s) Description Dates
map-folder
1
501: West Coast of North America
4 sheets
1975-1997
1
530: San Diego to Aleutian Islands and Hawaiian Islands
2 sheets
1984-1996
25
602: Pacific Coast from San Franciso Bay to the Strait of Juan de Fuca
1888
2
5021: Monterey Bay to Coos Bay
6 sheets
1948-1972
2
5022: Cape Blanco to Cape Flattery
7 sheets
1961-1973
2
5052: San Francisco to Cape Flattery
6 sheets
1961-1973
2
5702: Trinidad Head to Cape Blanco
6 sheets
1940-1971
3
5802: Cape Blanco to Yaquina Head
8 sheets
1940-1973
3
5896: Pyramid Point to Cape Sebastian
7 sheets
1940-1974
25
5900: Point St. George to Umpqua River
1891
3
5902: Yaquina Head to Columbia River
8 sheets
1932-1973
3
5951: Cape Sebastian to Humbug Mountain
6 sheets
1939-1973
4
5952: Port Orford to Cape Blanco
7 sheets
1940-1974
4
6002: Columbia River to Destruction Island
9 sheets
1940-1973
4
6100: Pacific Coast - Cape Lookout to Grays Harbor
1899
5
9000: San Diego to Aleutian Islands and Hawaiian Archipelago
4 sheets
1963-1973
6
18003: Cape Blanco to Cape Flattery
10 sheets
1975-2003
6
18007: San Francisco to Cape Flattery
6 sheets
1975-2001
6
18010: Monterey Bay to Coos Bay
6 sheets
1974-2007
7
18500: Columbia River to Destruction Island
8 sheets
1975-2004
7
18520: Yaquina Head to Columbia River
6 sheets
1975-1997
8
18580: Cape Blanco to Yaquina Head
6 sheets
1975-1991
8
18589: Port Orford to Cape Blanco
4 sheets
1978-1999
8
18600: Trinidad Head to Cape Blanco
3 sheets
1975-1996
8
18601: Cape Sebastian to Humbug Mountain
1990
8
18602: Pyramid Point to Cape Sebastian
2 sheets
1982-1990

Series II:  Approaches, Bays, and Rivers on the Oregon Coast, 1868-2005Return to Top

98 sheets

Series II consists of detailed charts of navigable rivers and bays on the Oregon Coast. These include approaches to the bays as well as estuaries. These charts are primarily at 1:10,000 and 1:20,000 scale. They include jetties, off shore rock features, and reefs as well as roads, streets, and other on-shore features.

Container(s) Description Dates
map-folder
26
Yaquina River Entrance
With inset map of entrance in May 1870.
1868
9
5971: Coquille River Entrance
7 sheets
1940-1973
10
5984: Coos Bay
9 sheets
1940-1974
10
6004: Umpqua River, Pacific Ocean to Reedsport
7 sheets
1948-1972
26
6023: Siuslaw River
7 sheets
1938-1972
11
6055: Yaquina Bay and River
6 sheets
1960-1973
11
6056: Approaches to Yaquina Bay
6 sheets
1956-1972
12
6058: Yaquina River and Approaches
1931
12
6112: Tillamook Bay
8 sheets
1932-1973
12
6122: Nehalem River
7 sheets
1939-1973
13
18556: Nehalem River
2 sheets
1978-2004
13
18558: Tillamook Bay
4 sheets
1975-2002
13
18561: Approaches to Yaquina Bay
6 sheets
1974-1998
13
18581: Yaquina Bay and River
5 sheets
1975-1991
26
18583: Siuslaw River
2 sheets
1974-1985
14
18584: Umpqua River
7 sheets
1974-2001
14
18587: Coos Bay
13 sheets
1974-2005

Series III:  Columbia and Willamette Rivers, 1884-2009Return to Top

190 sheets

Series III consists of charts of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers as well as the Port of Portland. These charts are of moderate scale, ranging from 1:10,000 to 1:40,000. The 1880s and 1890s sheets of the Columbia River depict vegetation types along the river, islands, and braided channels. More recent maps of the Columbia River show dams, spillways, and fish ways.

Container(s) Description Dates
map-folder
15
640: Columbia River Sheet 1
1890
15
641b: Columbia River Sheet 4, Grim's Island to Kalama
1888
15
641c: Columbia River Sheet 5, Kalama to Fales Landing
1888
15
641d: Columbia River Sheet 6, Fales Landing to Portland
1888
26
681a: Approach to the Columbia River
1884
15
6141: Columbia River Sheet 2
1890
15
6142: Columbia River Sheet 3
1911
15
6143: Columbia River Sheet 4
1888
15
6144: Columbia River Sheet 5 - Kalama to Fales Landing
1888
15
6145: Columbia River Sheet 6 - Fales Landing to Portland
1904
15
6146: Columbia River Sheet 7 - Vancouver to Reed Island
2 sheets
1904-1932
16
6151: Columbia River Entrance (Pacific Ocean) to Harrington Point
11 sheets
1938-1974
16
6152: Columbia River, Harrington Point to Crims Island
9 sheets
1940-1974
17
6153: Columbia River, Crims Island to Saint Helens
1940
17
6153-6154: Columbia River, Crims island to Saint Helens; Columbia River, Saint Helens to Vancouver
9 sheets
Sheet 6154 is on the verso of sheet 6153.
1957-1974
17
6154: Columbia River, St. Helens to Willamette River, Including Vancouver and Portland
1940
17
6155: Port of Portland including Vancouver
10 sheets
1940-1973
18
6156: Columbia River, Vancouver to Bonneville
1948
18
6156-6157: Columbia River, Vancouver to Bonneville; Columbia River, Bonneville to the Dalles
6 sheets
Sheet 6157 is on the verso of sheet 6156.
1953-1973
19
6158: Columbia River, Lake Celilo
5 sheets
1961-1973
19
6159: Columbia River, John Day Dam to Blalock
6 sheets
1961-1973
19
6160: Columbia River, Sundale to Heppner Junction
4 sheets
1961-1972
19
6161: Columbia River, Thanksgiving Island to Coyote Island
3 sheets
1961-1972
19
6162: Columbia River, Blalock Island to McNary Dam
3 sheets
1961-1971
19
6163: Columbia River, McNary Dam to Juniper
4 sheets
1960-1971
19
6164: Columbia River, Juniper to Pasco
5 sheets
1960-1973
19
6166: Swan Island Basin, Willamette River
5 sheets
1955-1972
20
6171-6172: Willamette River, Portland to Walnut Eddy; Willamette River, Walnut Eddy to Newberg
4 sheets
Sheet 6172 is on the verso of sheet 6171.
1956-1971
20
6172: Willamette River, Walnut Eddy to Newberg
1953
21
18521: Columbia River, Pacific Ocean to Harrington Point
13 sheets
1975-2008
21
18523: Columbia River, Harrington Point to Crims Island
10 sheets
1974-1998
22
18524: Columbia River, Crims Island to Saint Helens and Saint Helens to Vancouver
10 sheets
1975-2000
22
18525: Columbia River, Saint Helens to Vancouver
2 sheets
2000-2009
22
18526: Port of Portland including Vancouver
12 sheets
1975-2009
22
18527: Swan Island Basin, Willamette River
9 sheets
1974-2005
23
18528: Willamette River, Portland to Walnut Eddy and Walnut Eddy to Newberg
6 sheets
1974-2002
23
18531: Columbia River, Vancouver to Bonneville and Bonneville to The Dalles
7 sheets
1975-2005
23
18532: Columbia River, Bonneville to The Dalles
2001
23
18533: Columbia River, Lake Celilo
4 sheets
1975-1990
24
18535: Columbia River, John Day Dam to Blalock
2 sheets
1975-1979
24
18536: Columbia River, Sundale to Heppner Junction
4 sheets
1974-1982
24
18537: Columbia River, Alderdale to Blalock Islands
4 sheets
1974-1982
24
18539: Columbia River, Blalock Islands to McNary Dam
2 sheets
1979-1984
24
18541: Columbia River, McNary Dam to Juniper
3 sheets
1979-1990
24
18542: Columbia River, Juniper to Pasco
1978