The Annual Fleet of Flowers, Depoe Bay on Memorial Day

The annual Fleet of Flowers ceremony originated in Depoe Bay in 1936 to honor Depoe Bay Fishermen Ray Bower and Jack Chamber, who lost their lives in an effort to save their friend Ernest McQueen who with two teenage boys aboard the Norwester, got caught in a storm, Bower and Chamber, just back from a fishing trip on the Cara Lou, spotted the trouble from the bridge and immediately went to help. >Photo’s, click to read<14:30

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