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Depoe Bay

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Scenic Drive · Landmarks
Depoe Bay is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States, located on U.S. Route 101 next to the Pacific Ocean. The population was 1,398 at the 2010 census. The bay of the same name is a 6acre harbor that the city promotes as the world's smallest navigable harbor.HistoryDepoe Bay was named for Siletz Indian Charles "Charley" Depot who was originally allotted the land in 1894 as part of the Dawes Act of 1887. There are conflicting accounts of the origin of his name. One says he was given the name "Depot Charley" for working at the military depot near Toledo, Oregon. The family was later known as "DePoe". His original tribal affiliation was Tututni.In 1975, the fishing trip sequence in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was filmed in Depoe Bay.In 2008, restaurant scenes from The Burning Plain were filmed in Depoe Bay, at the Tidal Raves restaurant.On March 11, 2011, Depoe Bay's port was damaged by a tsunami caused by the Tōhoku earthquake off the coast of Japan.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.81sqmi, all of it land.
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Scenic Drive
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Landmark
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Beach
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Aquarium
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Lookout
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Specialty Museum
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Gift & Specialty Shop
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Museums in Depoe Bay

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Art Gallery
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