Manzanita Writers' Series Presents

Logging Oregon’s Coastal Forests with Mark Beach and Carl Vandervoort
Thursday, December 7 | 4:00pm
Cost $20 | Pre-registration recommended
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita


Logging Oregon’s Coastal Forests

For the first 60 years of the 20th century, logging dominated the physical, economic and social landscape of the Oregon Coast. Millions of trees fell while millions of dollars were made as lumber was shipped around the world. Every decade brought new technologies and more modern mills. Millions of young men sweated in the woods and swaggered in the towns. The industry went from boom to bust and back to boom, all with the skills and determination of thousands of loggers. This fascinating film captures the culture of logging, the dangers loggers faced, and the pride they took in their work.

Author Mark Beach, a historian who has lived on the Oregon coast for over 30 years, explains the many ways loggers turned trees into logs, then moved them to mills to cut them into lumber. Hundreds of locals have enjoyed his presentations and publications about the history of the Nehalem Bay area. Mark’s book, Logging Oregon’s Coastal Forests, will be available for sale at the event.

Carl Vandervoort has been a director, cinematographer and editor on myriad film & video projects since the early 80s, including producing and directing six long-form documentaries. He lives with his wife Deborah DeWit in Manzanita, where they moved after more than a decade at Huckleberry Farm, on Nehalem Bay. This project was a chance to expand public access to Mark’s lifelong work as a historian. They are planning further collaborations.

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  •  December 7, 2023
     4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Logging Oregon’s Coastal Forests


594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130, United States


Situated on the main street in Manzanita just a few blocks west of Highway 101, the Hoffman Center is located across the street from the North Tillamook Library.