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Pacific City, Oregon owes its identity, and its fishing industry, to dory boats. The flat-bottomed, no-keel boats take off from dry sand directly into the surf. When they return, fishermen throttle up full blast to slide back in using the beach as their brakes. A group of students from Linfield College are making a major effort to preserve the unique history of the dory boats and the community that relies on them.
Producer - Vince Patton
Videographer & Editor - Michael Bendixen
Photos & Video Courtesy - Pacific City Dorymen’s Association, Linfield College
Special Thanks - Brenda Devore Marshall
Linfield History Project: Launching Through the Surf
- Online: DigitalCommons.linfield.edu/dory
Pacific City Dorymen’s Association
- Online: PCDorymen.com