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COOS BAY — Local author and historian, H.S. Contino, will present highlights from her two books released by Arcadia Publishing: "Shipwrecks of Coos County" (2011) and her latest, "Shipwrecks of Curry County" (2017), before opening the floor to questions. Afterwards, Contino will be available to sell and sign her books. Event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Coos Bay Public Library’s Myrtlewood Room and is open and free to all members of the public.

H.S. Contino gained her passion for history from her grandfather, who owned a small antiques store. She resides on the Oregon coast, where she spent five years as the research assistant at the Coos History Museum. Contino’s books are available for checkout from the library and for sale at Books by the Bay in North Bend and the author’s Etsy’s shop online http://ow.ly/LMGO30eu1ZW. Come learn more about the dangers of navigating South Coast waters such as the Coos Bay bar and the extreme weather that caused many Curry County shipwrecks.

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