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Wed, Nov 09

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Florence South Jetty Area

52nd Exploding Whale Washed Ashore

52 years ago, the exploding whale washed a shore on the South Jetty in Florence, Oregon.

52nd Exploding Whale Washed Ashore
52nd Exploding Whale Washed Ashore

Time & Location

Nov 09, 2022, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Florence South Jetty Area, South Jetty Beach 3 Day Use, Sand Dunes Rd, Florence, OR 97439, USA

About the event

52 years ago, the exploding whale washed a shore on the South Jetty in Florence, Oregon.  A memorial plaque at South Jetty Day Use 5/6 Area for information about the 44 whales that washed up a few years after this event.

Don't miss the Exploding Whale Trail, starting on Noveber 7th and Memoral Celebration on Novembe 12th at Homegrown Public House & Brewery HERE!

Don’t miss a visit to the Exploding Whale exhibit at the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum across the street from Homegrown at 278 Maple Street, open from 12noon - 4 p.m on Saturday, November 12th. The exhibit has actual whale bones from the honored whale and the museum is full of interesting Florence historical displays. Also, check out the Whale Trail Map of Florence businesses offering activities and whaley cool items for sale to commemorate the occasion. 

The Whale Trail map and ongoing whale event news is posted on the event website, ILoveFlorence97439.com, on their Facebook page @ILoveForence97439 and will also be available at the event.

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