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Wild at the estuary

Chetco River mouth a photographer’s paradise


Two 435-horsepower Detroit Diesel engines push 18-tons of motor lifeboat over a wave near the mouth of the Chetco River (photo by Grant Fraley).
Boats enter and leave the Port of Brookings Harbor (photo by Bill Schlichting).
Sea lions rest on the Coast Guard docks (photo by Bill Schlichting).
A fishing vessel motors past sea lions sunning themselves (photo by Grant Fraley).
Nearly 1,000 sea gulls gather at the beach at the Chetco River North Jetty (photo by Sandy Richards-Brown).

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