The American Pride, berthed at the Red Lion Inn, Portland, OR
We're off: First sight: Huge grain silos on the Columbia River.
A swing bridge opens to let us by as we leave Haydn Island.
A fine view of Mt. St. Helens, minus her top
What is this? A boat has lost its owner.
The paddle wheel is just for show. But it's fun to watch.
The 39,000-gross-ton Ourania Luck is loading grain.
Two more unloaded bulk carriers make their way upstream.
A huge wood particle factory at Longview
We pass the Longview Bridge, last Columbia River crossing until before Astoria.
High voltage transmission towers line the River, carrying power from the many dams.
The first evening: We dock next to a Coast Guard vessel, just East of the Astoria Bridge.
Nightfall behind the 4-1/2 mile Astoria Bridge
Next morning: Eight empty carriers waiting to go upriver to load.
Low hanging clouds just East of us, Wed. morning
A small naval vessel passes us on the way to the Portland Rose Festival.
Small tug boat: Large wood-chip-filled barge
John and Carol await a friend. Off to see Ft. Clatsop.
The Harry Flavel House is a museum and Astoria landmark.
A large hollowed log canoe at the Ft. Clatsop Visitor's Center
Statue of Sacagawea and her son Jean-Baptiste
Can anyone identify this large tree near the Ft. Clatsop replica?
Replica of Ft. Clatsop where Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery wintered over
Inside Ft. Clatsop
Lovely wetlands on the nearby Lewis and Clark River.
Unidentified wetlands flower
I love the green-gray wet forests of western Oregon.
Back in Astoria, we meet this hippie at a local restaurant.
A large schooner replica has now berthed next to our boat.
That afternoon we ride over the bridge to Cape Disappointment. We pass a very odd store.