Depoe Bay has miniature harbor, formed about 16 million years ago when massive walls of lava coursed across Oregon from the Idaho border. Basalt rock later formed and the sea eroded the cracks resulting in its current bowl shape of the Bay.
Just a bit North of Depoe bay is the spot known as Boiler Bay. Years ago, a ship wrecked here and its boiler lodged in the rocks near the mouth of the bay. It can still see at low tide. We made the steep, rocky climb down to a tiny bay, which doesn't provide much security from the rough water and massive waves. Be Careful Here!
by Barb B
Napa, CA and Hereford, AZ , Arizona
November 23, 2000
From journal The Last Trip Back- Oregon Coast