Laid to rest just a few hundred feet from where she was built, the Mary D. Hume was the oldest active commercial vessel on the pacific coast, serving a solid 97 years. Serving most of its years in the era of make-do-and-mend mentality, the boat was retrofitted several times and used as shipping vessel for a cannery, a whaling boat, a towing boat, and a tugboat. It’s now on the national registry of historic places.
I’m back from this short trip and in a few days I’ll be headed out on a cross-country solo road trip. Most of my days will be spent writing, gallivanting around national parks, and exploring historical oddities like this one. I’ll still post here but I’ll be posting a lot more over on @thisisaroadtrip #atlasobscura #roadtrip #oregoncoast #thisisaroadtrip