Camp Castaway

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Camp Castaway (1852-1852) - Established 3 Jan 1852 by Lt. H.W. Stanton, C troop of the 1st U.S. Dragoons, and the other survivors from the sinking of the transport ship Captain Lincoln. The transport sailed from San Francisco bound for Fort Orford and was wrecked just north of the entrance to Coos Bay Harbor. The camp was abandoned in May 1852 when the survivors were rescued and taken to Port Orford.

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Location: Two miles north of the entrance to Coos Bay near where the New Carissa went aground in 1999, Coos County, Oregon. Map location is site of Marker.

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Lat: 43.381533 Long: -124.283383

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