The Mary D Hume, Gold Beach

2.0
#8 of 9 in Things to do in Gold Beach
The Mary D. Hume was a steamer built at Gold Beach, Oregon in 1881, by R. D. Hume, a pioneer and early businessman in that area. Gold Beach was then called Ellensburg. The Hume had a long career, first hauling goods between Oregon and San Francisco, then as a whaler in Alaska, as a service vessel in the Alaskan cannery trade, then as a tugboat. She was retired in 1977 and returned to Gold Beach. In 1985 she sank in the Rogue River and has remained there ever since as a derelict vessel on the shoreline. The Hume is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.DescriptionThe Mary D. Hume was built of local timber at Gold Beach. The keel, measuring 10in by 36in by 140ft long was described as the "largest stick of square timber ever floated down Rogue River." The ship's knees were hand-cut from local Port Orford cedar roots. Planking was secured with wood pegs. The machinery was salvaged from the wrecked steamer Varuna. The Hume measured 150 tons, 96ft long by 22ft beam by 9ft draft. She was originally rigged as a schooner.HistoryR. D. Hume was a pioneering businessman at Wedderburn and Gold Beach, then known as Ellensburg. By 1881, he had established a fish cannery and built Mary D. Hume, to support the cannery operation. Mary D. Hume passed through several owners and a number of changes and reconstructions, and served as late as the 1970s, the oldest serving commercial vessel on the West Coast.
By using our Gold Beach trip itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to The Mary D Hume and other attractions in Gold Beach.
Source
map
Create an itinerary including The Mary D Hume
The Mary D Hume Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
93 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 10, 2017
    For just a free roadside stop, this was a great place to get some pics if you like abandoned places and things. The green of the mossy insides was intense... all with a fantastic bay bridge backdrop a...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    Easy to access and great photo op for interesting areas. Must read about the life of the Mary D. Hume to appreciate. Several of the local restaurants have the life and times as well as pictures throug...  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    This photogenic old sunken vessel is just a short walk from Jerry's Jet Boat rides. Best photos are at sunset with the Patterson Bridge in the back ground. The jet boat rides are worth it and a lot of...  more »

Plan your trip to Gold Beach

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Gold Beach

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Gold Beach by other users

16 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Oregon Coast BY A USER FROM CANADA October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Gold Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Oregon Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Oregon Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Oregon Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Point Arena & Gold Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Gold Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Gold Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 34 days in Oregon Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans