"On April 12, 1949 the Port Commission of Bayocean, Oregon made two test blasts directly out from Bayocean on Tillamook Bay. The purpose was to determine the feasibility of blasting a channel in that area to permit small boats to dock closer inshore. Although no consequential shellfish except oysters (beds 500 feet from blast), were present in the immediate area that might be damaged, observations and tests were made to attempt to determine what effect such blasting might have were it done in clam or crab areas." (from the Introduction) Includes b/w photographs of the site and blast.
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