Coos Bay

Coos Bay
Construction of the Coos Bay Jetty, 1890

Coos Bay is an S-shaped inlet where the Coos River enters the Pacific Ocean, approximately 10 miles (16 km) long and two miles (three km) wide, on the Pacific Ocean coast of southwestern Oregon in the United States. The estuary is situated south of the Salmon River.[1] The city of Coos Bay, once named Marshfield, was renamed for the bay and is located on its inner side. The Port of Coos Bay is the largest and deepest port between San Francisco, California and the Columbia River.[citation needed]

Coos Bay is located in northern Coos County. Other communities on the bay include North Bend and Charleston. Many of the fishing and pleasure boats that call Coos Bay home are docked in Charleston[citation needed].

It is an important port for Oregon, with timber from the surrounding forests being a major product, although much declined in recent years.

Coos Bay is the site of a proposed Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) terminal proposed by Jordan Cove Energy Project, LP. The terminal would supply deliquified natural gas primarily to the California market through a 36-inch-diameter (910 mm) pipeline which will extend 234 miles from Jordan Cove on Coos Bay to Malin, near Klamath Falls, Oregon, proposed by the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline, LP. Both projects are currently under regulatory review. Oregon Governor Kulongoski has expressed various environmental concerns.[2]


Coos River

The Coos River, which begins in the Oregon Coast Range, enters the bay from the east.

Natural features

The tallest living Douglas-fir tree is located in a forested area near Coos Bay.[3]


  1. ^ Oregon Coastal Atlas. 2009
  2. ^ [1], press release
  3. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2008

External links

Coordinates: 43°25′44″N 124°13′48″W / 43.429°N 124.230°W / 43.429; -124.230

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