The Morning Star

The Morning Star replica at Tillamook Cheese Factory

The Great Speaker Series at Tillamook County Pioneer Museum will continue this Sunday, March 10, when Portland historian Jerry Sutherland presents “Ships of the Farmers.”

Using maps, original manuscripts, photos and other images, Sutherland will tell the story of the ships built by Tillamook pioneers in the mid-1800s. The most famous of these ships, The Morning Star, is memorialized in a life-size replica that stands in front of the Tillamook Cheese Factory.

Sutherland became familiar with Tillamook’s maritime history while researching his book “Calvin Tibbets: Oregon’s First Pioneer.” While searching for information about the Pioneer — a schooner that Tibbets helped build and sail to California in 1848 — Sutherland discovered The Morning Star was not the only ship built by Tillamook pioneers.

Sunday’s talk will start at 1 pm at Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, 2106 2nd Street, Tillamook.

For more information, call 503-842-4553.

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