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Book Sale!

Just a quick post to let everyone know that I’m offering a discount in my online Etsy shop. From now until March 27th, you can save 25% off of signed copies of my most recent book, “Shipwrecks of Curry County.”


“Shipwrecks of Curry County” is a follow up book to “Shipwrecks of Coos County” (Arcadia 2011). While the Coos county book covered the area just north of Lakeside to just south of Bandon, the newer book picks up where it left off and continues south to the Oregon-California state border.

Both books cover roughly the same time period (late 1800’s through today) and depict the transition from sail to steam powered to motor vessels that operated on the southern Oregon coastline. The shipwrecks discussed include a variety of types of ships– both large ocean faring vessels and small river boats– and they ran into trouble in a variety of ways. While some of the stories are tragedies, there are other stories where the mariners simply had a bad day but everything worked out in the end.

Both books were published as part of Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series. Unlike traditional history books where you get mostly text and just a few photographs, the series uses a balance of text and images to tell the stories. Each book contains approximately 200 photographs. Most are historical, but in some cases I was able to take updated photographs of the shipwrecks (the ones that are still around) and include them in the books.

Save 25% Off of Signed Copies of “Shipwrecks of Curry County” by H. S. Contino

I sign and date all of the books that I sell. Please let me know if you’d like me to add a personalized message or address the book to someone in particular.

Thank you!

~ H. S. Contino


I'm a combination writer and crafter. My books include "Shipwrecks of Coos County" (Arcadia Publishing, 2011), “Shipwrecks of Curry County” (Arcadia Publishing, 2017), and "Paw Prints" (Create Space, 2013). I'm also the owner of "Reprieve's Corner: Handmade Crafts" ( I live on the southern Oregon coast.

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