Historic St. Mary Church

Histrorical St. Marys Church

At Milepost 2 (Hwy 101), on the inland side, is the historic St. Mary’s Catholic Church, which marks the site of McGowan, a community which used to thrive along the Columbia River. St. Mary’s Church was built in 1904 and faces the water and storms of the Pacific Ocean. It is maintained in its original condition and has no utilities. Services are held by kerosene lanterns in the summer and on other special occasions.

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