Cape Arago State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Oregon, administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Cape Arago is north of Bandon and 15 miles southwest of Coos Bay on Cape Arago Highway in Coos County.

Cape Arago State Park
Ocean view from the park
Cape Arago State Park is located in Oregon
Cape Arago State Park
Cape Arago State Park is located in the United States
Cape Arago State Park
TypePublic, state
LocationCoos County, Oregon
Nearest cityCoos Bay
Coordinates43°18′22″N 124°23′36″W / 43.3062214°N 124.3934519°W / 43.3062214; -124.3934519[1]
Operated byOregon Parks and Recreation Department

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In 1579, Sir Francis Drake is purported to have sought shelter for his ship, the Golden Hind, around Cape Arago.[2][3] The headland was originally named Cape Gregory by James Cook on March 12, 1778 after Saint Gregory, the saint of that day; it was renamed Cape Arago after François Arago.[4]

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References edit

  1. ^ "Cape Arago State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved June 25, 2011.
  2. ^ Samuel Bawlf (2003). The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake: 1577-1580. New York: Walker & Company; 1st Edition (May 1, 2003). p. 363. ISBN 0-8027-1405-6.
  3. ^ "History of Coos Bay" Archived 2012-02-07 at the Wayback Machine. City of Coos Bay. Accessed September 2010.
  4. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 159. ISBN 978-0875952772.

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