Date: 7/1/17 4:06 am From: Paul Sullivan <paultsullivan...> Subject: [obol] source of name Idaho Flats
In Oregon Geographic Names, 6th Edition, 1992, I find this: "Idaho Point ... is a prominent landmark on the south side of Yaquina Bay... In times past it has been known both as Point Virtue and Hinton Point... The name Idaho Point appears to have been the result of a real estate venture but after World War II it became well established."
The tidal flats north and west of the point must have got their name from the point.
------------------------------ Subject: neat installation of mobiles at SJYB Date: Sat Jul 1 2017 0:51 am From: megruby AT gmail.com ...
Paul, I enjoyed your references to drift wood mobiles and Whimbrels in the Newport area.
For any who may be rusty on Yaquina Bay birding locales, check out the handy ODFW Commercial and Recreational Marine Fisheries map of the Shellfish Areas of Yaquina Bay.
Birder hotspots Idaho Flats and Sallys Bend are denoted clearly.