COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — Archeologists excavating a site at Coos Bay say they are certain it was the camp built in 1852 by 35 dragoon soldiers after their ship wrecked on North Spit.
The site was discovered in 2009 and scientists dug into it last week.
Lead archaeologist and Southern Oregon University Professor Mark Tveskov told The World (http://is.gd/RfH2j0 ) they've found copper nails, pieces of porcelain plates and glass bottles.
Historic accounts say Camp Castaway was built by survivors from the wreckage of the schooner Captain Lincoln after it was beached because it was taking on water. It had left San Francisco taking soldiers and supplies to reinforce settlers fighting Indians at Port Orford.
Information from: The World, http://www.theworldlink.com