Mind your beeswax

The ever-fascinating mystery of the Oregon Coast’s beeswax galleon will take center stage at the Saturday, Aug. 4, Great Speaker Series at Tillamook County Pioneer Museum.

Cameron La Follette will present “Oregon’s Manila Galleon: Discovering the Crew, Cargo and History,” shedding light on the shipwreck that left beaches near Manzanita scattered with exotic cargo, including large chunks of beeswax embossed with dates and manufacturers’ marks pointing to origins in the Far East.

After two centuries of speculation, archaeologists have now determined the

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