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Wilder Newport donates $25,000 to help fund maritime center

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 20th, 2013


Encompassing 28,900 square feet, the new Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center will overlook Newport's historic Bayfront, and will open this June. The center will honor the central Oregon coast's rich maritime history with a community-based maritime exhibit, and house more than 40,000 artifacts from the region, spanning 160 years. (File photo)


The central Oregon coast is about to open the doors to its first maritime heritage center, thanks in part to a $25,000 donation from the sustainable Wilder Newport housing development in Newport’s South Beach area.

Encompassing 28,900 square feet, the new Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center will overlook Newport’s historic Bayfront, and will open this June. The center will honor the central Oregon coast’s rich maritime history with a community-based maritime exhibit, and house more than 40,000 artifacts from the region, spanning 160 years.

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