We've been meaning to do a write up of the doomed town of lakeport which was envisioned as the largest port between San Fransisco and Seattle right here on Floras lake in the early 1900's.
Lakeport, for a brief time the largest town in Curry County, was located on Floras Lake, a 236-acre freshwater lake on the Oregon Coast ten miles north of Port Orford. The town had a dramatic rise and fall in the early twentieth century, when the adroit boosterism of Lakeport’s potential as a port town turned out to be based on false promises.
It's a great local story and has been documented in a book and in old newspapers ( see Lakeport, Ghost Town of the South Oregon Coast: An Oregon Documentary Paperback – April 1, 1990 by Bert and Margie Webber available at the Langlois LIbrary)
I just thought maybe if someone has some old school photos from those days it would be interesting to digitize them and do a write up of this period .. Langlois was almost the biggest port town adjacent on the whole west coast (spoiler .. Floras lake is above sea level so it all drained out .. thus no port)
Please use the Contact Us page to let us know if you've got any Lakeport info/pics etc. Thanks!