CHM Event

First Tuesday Talks: Steve and Jeanne Woods “A Historic & Contemporary Perspective on Piloting the Coos Bay Bar”

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Coos History Museum, Sprague Gallery, Coos Bay


Online bookings are not currently available for this event. Admission, if applicable, is payable at the front desk.

Sea stories and slideshow about the hazardous work of guiding ships safely across the Coos Bay bar, including historical backgrounds of the Coos Bay Pilots. Captain Woods will share his perspectives of the port from 1862 to our present-day shipping concerns.

Captain Steven E. Woods has worked in the maritime industry for over 40 years, starting as a deckhand on tugboats at age 15.  He currently works as a ship pilot, holding pilotage for Coos Bay, Yaquina Bay, and the Columbia River-Willamette River grounds. He is a board member on the State Board of Maritime Pilots, representing Coos Bay.

Jeanne Woods holds a master’s degree in education from Oregon State University, and began her high school teaching career in 1980. She has taught in several South Coast school districts, and enjoys designing and sewing costumes for local theater groups.

Steven and Jeanne Woods are co-authors of, O Pilot! Historical Sketches of the Coos Bay Bar Pilots published in 2013. Copies of their book are available for sale in the museum store. A book signing will follow the lecture.

Doors open at 6pm
Museum exhibits and store open until 8:30pm
Free with paid museum admission
CHM Members get in free

First Tuesday Talks are sponsored by Al Peirce Company with additional support from The Mill Casino.

All events subject to change.