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Historic Oregon Nautical Charts, 1868-2009

Map of the Yaquina River (Oregon) entrance, 1868.

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MAPS Nautical

The Historic Oregon Nautical Charts consist of superseded navigational maps for the Pacific Coast from California to Washington, navigable bays and rivers on the Oregon Coast, and the Columbia and Willamette Rivers.

Scope and Content Note


9 cubic feet, including 413 maps; 25 map folders and 1 oversize box


The Historic Oregon Nautical Charts are arranged in 3 series: I. Pacific Coast, 1888-2007; II. Approaches, Bays, and Rivers on the Oregon Coast, 1868-2005; and III. Columbia and Willamette Rivers, 1884-2009. Within each series, the charts are arranged numerically.

Related Papers

Nautical charts of the 1850s-1860s are available in the Reconnaissance of the Western Coast of the United States Nautical Charts (MAPS WestCoast). Detailed maps of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers are included in the Planimetric Maps of Oregon and Washington (MAPS Planimetric).

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