Due to a generous donation by a PCDA member, we have added fourth $1000 scholarship, as well as administering the Smith Family Scholarship for a total of five - $1000 scholarships. The new scholarship is called the Kiwanda Scholarship and like the Paul Hanneman Heritage Scholarship will be awarded to anyone who has applied for the Nestucca High or Open Scholarships.
The deadline to submit applications is May 10, 2024
The modern dory fleet of today evolved from boats that went to sea from Cape Kiwanda more than 100 years ago. There’s no other marine fishery exactly like this anywhere in the world, and similar ones have either declined or disappeared. But the Pacific City dory fleet met the technological changes over the past century.
And Where Are We Today?
More than 300 vessels call Pacific City their “home port” and we’re recognized by federal, state and local governments on the west coast. Thousands of visitors travel to the Cape every year to enjoy this unique and traditional activity. And in order to retain our historic corner of the world, a Dorymen’s Association was formed.
Join us for the Dory Days; a celebration of the local dory fishing culture unique to Pacific City. This festival is hosted by the Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Pacific City Dorymen’s Association.
Festivities kick off with the Dory Days Parade that is scheduled to begin at 11 am. The parade starts at Bob Straub State Park and works it’s way into downtown Pacific City. Other events throughout the weekend includes live music, kids activities, fish fry and more. The Dorymen’s Association will operate a booth to answer questions from the public and a display of dory boats in the Cape parking.
Dory Days has been recognized by the Oregon Heritage Commission as an Oregon Heritage Tradition and joins only a handful of other events for this honor.