Jump-Off Joe Sea Stack 1890s

Historic photograph of a rocky outcrop on a beach near the shoreline.

Detailed Description

Jump-Off Joe, located on Nye Beach in Newport, Oregon, was a one-hundred-foot-high sandstone formation known as a “sea stack”. In 1890, the sea stack was composed of middle Miocene concretionary sandstone of the Astoria Formation. Yaquina Head on the Horizon is composed of middle Miocene basalt flows and breccia. Note remnant of Pleistocene terrace deposit along the wave cut bench on the stack. Jump-Off Joe was a well-known tourist attraction, but it weathered rapidly. Its arch collapsed in 1916. There is nothing left of Jump-Off Joe today.


Image Dimensions: 470 x 260

Location Taken: Newport, OR, US