The story of the 'cannon' in Cannon Beach | What's in a Name?

The history behind the name involves a game of peek-a-boo, a shark and of course, a cannon.

CANNON BEACH, Ore. — Cannon Beach is surrounded by sandy beaches and mountains. It’s a place that can be very busy during the summer months and quiet in the offseason. It’s a popular spot because of its natural beauty.

Cannon Beach may be known more for the beach though, than it is for the cannon.

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It hasn’t always gone by its current name.

“This place was first called Ecola,” said Andrea Suarez-Kemp, museum manager at the Cannon

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