Exhibit shows South Coast shipwrecks

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COOS BAY, Ore. -- There have been plenty of shipwrecks on the Southern Oregon coast, and an exhibit in Coos Bay has been designed to help you learn about them.

The exhibit called Shipwrecked! is at the Coos Historical and Maritime Museum.

The exhibit features real parts of ships that washed up on our shores, and the stories behind them.

Steve Grief from the museum says they have on display, some of the shipwrecks that made national news. "We also have Coast Guard memorabilia and some actual parts of shipwrecks," he said. "We have a piece of the New Carissa here, the radio beacon when the New Carissa went down in February of 1999."

The exhibit is not only about the wrecks, but also about the brave people who saved crews on board.

It continues through the summer.