Newport vs. Anchorage – The Fight Was Fierce! - Oregon Coast Visitors Association

Newport vs. Anchorage – The Fight Was Fierce!

Posted by OCVA / November 11, 2010

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who voted for Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport as the starting point of the CBS Early Show’s “No Way Home” with David Price.

This morning CBS announced that, although it was a close race, Anchorage, Alaska won with the majority of cell phone and online votes.  Anchorage used a last-day surge to fend off a late challenge from the lighthouse. When all was said and done, with just over 24,000 votes in, Anchorage had 11,985, or 49 percent, the lighthouse had 8,883, or 37 percent, the zoo 1,827, or 8 percent, the market 951, or 4 percent, and the wharf 540, or 2 percent.

Dave will begin his weeklong adventure in Anchorage tomorrow morning, November 12, with only a one-way ticket, $50, some technical devices (including a Windows Phone provided by Microsoft to record his travels) and his wits to get him back home to New York. Oh – and the kindness of strangers.

To follow Dave’s journey, keep checking the special “No Way Home” page at:

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