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Cape Sebastian is a steep headland that rises about 700 feet above the Pacific Ocean near Pistol River, Oregon. It is near the geographical center of Curry County, the southernmost county on the Oregon coast. The views to the north, south and west from the viewpoints on top of Cape Sebastian are awesome. There is a beach about two miles long just south of Cape Sebastian that is becoming famous for wind surfing.

"Spanish Navigators were the first to explore the North American Pacific Coast beginning fifty years after Columbus discovered the Western Continents. Sebastian Vizciano saw this cape in 1603 and named it after the patron saint of the day of his discovery. Other navigators, Spanish, British, and American, followed a century and a half later." (Cape Sebastian Historical Landmark sign) Cape Sebastian marked the northern limit of Vizciano’s voyage.

On December 5, 1981, 22 ladies gathered at the home of Mrs. Sarah Faudskar. A call was made to the Headquarters of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. It was confirmed that the Cape Sebastian Chapter was now an NSDAR chapter with 16 Organizing members. During the year, six charter members were added for a membership of 22.


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Web page created by Beverly Przybylski, Oregon State VIS Chairman, 18 Nov 2005