Great Christmas Gift!
Interested in local geology and our beautiful coastline?
Seal Rock resident, Maxine Centala, authored a book on The Geology of the Seal Rock Area a few years ago. 94 pages, with OVER 100 COLOR photographs, as well as maps and diagrams. Truly an exquisite book. It’s available at the Fireside Motel in Yachats for $20.50, which is the cost of printing it. Thank you to Drew Roslund of the Overleaf Lodge and Fireside Motel, who discusses local geology with guests, and because of their interest offered to have print copies of the book available for sale at the Fireside.
This book is for the lay person who wants to learn about this spectacular part of the Oregon coast. It focuses on many aspects of the basalt, sandstone and sea cliffs that are visible on a walk along the beach between Alsea Bay and Ona Beach State Park. It includes a section on Yachats Basalt and briefly mentions the basalts of Yaquina Head, Cape Foulweather and Depoe Bay. It covers topics such as paleontology, buried forests, beach sand, marine terraces, changing sea levels and earthquakes.
It is also available for downloading at