Working Waterfront on Your Phone

Photo: Kate Leuders
Photo: Kate Lueders

IN COOS BAY, NORTH BEND AND CHARLESTON, aka Oregon’s Bay Area, you can take a tour of the working waterfront, courtesy of Oregon Sea Grant. Tide gates, shipyards and oyster beds are among the highlights offered through a printed map and a cell-phone app. “We connect people to parts of the waterfront they may never have seen,” says Jamie Doyle, Sea Grant Extension agent in Coos Bay. The app includes videos and maps that provide a behind-the-scenes look at the region’s “blue economy.”