Coastal Safety Marker

  • Smelt Sands State Park – Yachats, OR
  • 52” H x 192”L x 72” D
  • Fabricated Stainless Steel, Cast Bronze, Basalt Columns
  • 2013
Coastal Safety Marker by Ellen Tykeson

The bronze sea stars and text panel attached to the steel wave commemorate the lives of two beloved Eugene Area high school students who lost their lives at the site in 2011.

A community effort inspired the creation of this marker. It is intended to serve as a warning and educational opportunity of the dangers of high tides and sneaker waves.

The stone columns were fitted and installed by sculptor Lee Imonen.