This is typically the westernmost spot in the anchorage off Astoria, but there are several other spots abreast of what is considered to be downtown, and there is now extended capacity that reaches 10km or more upstream.
Evening light aside, this the basic scene I see every day on my way to work.…Continue
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The link is to a nicely-produced local Public Television show that aired recently. The first segment covers bar pilot operations off the mouth of the Columbia River.
The second segment isn't maritime or aviation-related at all, but if you're interested at all in what…Continue
... that normal port activity on the West Coast of the US is resuming as of earlier today.
It's probably true, as I've seen some ships moving both in and out of the mouth of the Columbia today, and there's a minor shifting of players within the Astoria anchorage.
Normal capacity here is 8-9 ships, adding one at Pier 2 if there are logs available to export (check that as a "yes" today).
The Calhoun has been just offshore for at least two weeks... a substantial…Continue