Jump-Off Joe Sea Stack 1990

Vintage photograph of a beach with small, rocky formations jutting up out of the sand.

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 (seen on the horizon) is composed of middle Miocene basalt flows and breccia. Jump-Off Joe was a well-known tourist attraction, but it weathered rapidly. Its arch collapsed in 1916. All that remained by 1990 were a few, very small, rocky outcroppings. There is nothing left of Jump-Off Joe today.


Image Dimensions: 428 x 288

Location Taken: Newport, OR, US