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VOL. 32 • NO 6 • June 2014

2014 Opening Day Parade Results Clubs Under 60 Members

Clubs Over 60 Members

Best Participation: 1st - MCYC 2nd - RYC 3rd - HIYC

Best Decorated Boat 1st - MCYC 2nd - HIYC 3rd - TNW

Best Participation: 1st - TYC 2nd - PYC 3rd - CRYC

Best Decorated Boat 1st - TYC 2nd - RCYC 3rd - PYC

Seamanship: 1st - HIYC 2nd - MCYC 3rd - TWN

Best Decorated Club 1st - MCYC, NOTS, TNW 2nd - HIYC 3rd - DYC

Seamanship: 1st - RCYC 2nd - PYC 3rd - CRYC, TYC

Best Decorated Club 1st - TYC 2nd - RCYC 3rd - CRYC

Appearence: 1st - MCYC 2nd - HIYC, TWN 3rd - NOTS

Best Overall 1st - MCYC 2nd - TNW 3rd - HIYC

Appearence: 1st - TYC 2nd - CRYC, PYC, RCYC

Best Overall 1st - TYC 2nd - RCYC 3rd - PYC

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Vancouver Fire Department’s new 46’ quick-response boat is ready to handle any emergency on the water, from a plane crash to a marina fire. Named after British Captain George Vancouver’s sailing ship, Discovery was built in aluminum by Munson Boats in Burlington, Wash,. who also built Portland’s rescue boat. Twin Scania DI13-77M diesels producing a total of 1,500 horsepower are coupled to Hamilton 364 waterjets to achieve speeds in excess of 32 knots. Powering the fire fighting system is a Cummins QSB6.7 diesel engine and Hale 2500 GPM pump. It is able to pump 3,000 gallons of water per minute, and is equipped with a 4,290 lb capacity MaxiLift Crane on the foredeck and a bow ramp. Forward-looking infrared sensors will help rescuers spot anyone in the water and a state of the art FLIR Voyager III in-

frared camera provides visibility in all weather conditions. The boat can also broadcast the pictures to officials on shore. Discovery cost $1.8 million, funded through a Federal Emergency Management Agency port security grant. The grant also paid for two 34’ aluminum fire/rescue boats built by Almar North River in Roseburg for Clark County Fire & Rescue and the Astoria fire department. They cost around $450,000 each. Besides improving the local response capability, the boats also have a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Coast Guard to work together on any unexpected events, from a possible oil fire to terrorism. All three agencies will be responsible for maintaining and manning their boat. So far, the Vancouver fire department has raised $400,000 from local donors toward future costs for the boat.

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The Oregon Maritime Museum’s steamer Portland plans to cruise several times in 2014—you should plan to join us! The steam-powered sternwheel ship-assist tug is the last operating boat of its kind in the United States, and it is a rare treat to be on board as this beautifully restored vessel again plies the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. The steamer had a successful drydocking for Coast Guard inspection and the volunteer crew is doing last-minute preparations to get the boat underway. The first cruise of the season is scheduled for the Maritime Heritage Festival in St Helens. The steamer will depart Portland on the morning of Friday July 25, to arrive at the opening of the festival. After discharging passengers, there will be open hours to the public on both Friday and Saturday July 26. The return trip from St Helens to Portland will be on Sunday July 27.

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Schooner Creek Boat Works is introducing its new small-boat line with the Pacific Cat 12. They recognized the need for a catamaran-type tender that would work well on the 50-64' catamarans they have launched in the last few years. These customers were asking about a tender with a stable ride and a fully-finished interior. The new design meets this need and has full floatation and a gel coated finish interior with a 67" beam. The hull and liner are vacuum infused with vinylester resin. The liner allows several op-

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Roy Blackwell Memorial Regatta The Columbia Outboard Racing Association (CORA) will be holding its annual Cullaby Lake outboard race on June 21-22. Over 130 entries in up to 20 classes are expected for the Roy Blackwell Memorial Regatta, with racers traveling from British Columbia, California and Washington to participate in this popular event. CORA has annually conducted races on Cullaby Lake for over 30 years. This year features the American Powerboat Association (APBA) Western Divisionals in many classes. The racing features boats in the PRO, Modified, Junior, and Stock outboard categories. Both hydroplanes and runabouts will be featured, and speeds will range from 35 mph for the Junior classes to 90 mph for the PRO classes. Participants will be as young as 9 and as old as 60something. The site has a large grassy viewing area, and spectators are welcomed to sign an insurance waiver and walk around the pits. Admission to the event is free to the public, though Clatsop County charges a $3 use fee for the park. Cullaby Lake County Park is off of Highway 101 between Astoria and Seaside—take Cullaby Lake Road to Hawkins Road to the park. Racing begins at approximately 11:00 am each day, and concludes by approximately 6:00 p.m. The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners and the Oregon State Marine Board have authorized the closure of the Cullaby Lake Park boat ramp and Cullaby Lake to public use during the hours of racing (11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) both Saturday and Sunday. Please note that the main parking area will be filled with race boat trailers and related vehicles during the weekend. Additional information:

JUNE 2014

A Cast Away©

A few years back while working as the host of t h e Wa s h i n g t o n Public TV program Hobart Manns “Northwest Outdoors,” I encountered a real learning experience. I’ll call it “You never know who is sitting at the table!” This happened up at British Columbia’s very finest lodge and resort—King Pacific Lodge. The B.C. department of tourism had invited the program crew up to film the fishing and outdoor adventures offered by the lodge. Truly a great honor and experience. King Pacific has been rated for years as the finest resort in Canada. To show just a touch of the class they offer, when we arrived by helicopter we were greeted by the lodge staff offering fine champagne and smoked salmon treats. They then showed us our lodging for the week; the bed room I was given was nearly as big as my house. The previous guest who used the room before our arrival was Kevin Costner. Surely I was traveling well over my head. The staff treated us like royalty at every opportunity. At dinner the first evening, seating was somewhat random, allowing guests to meet others and chat. After that, the guests made seating choices based on personnel interests. One guest who we will call Ben to protect his real identity took a liking

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to both our cameraman and producer and myself and asked if he could join us during the filming of fishing and hiking—not a problem for us. Later, at the dinner table, he asked how this program was supported and other questions about costs. He had interest in viewing ratings and program foot prints. Rick and I had no clue what Ben may have had in mind at this point. We found out later. Just to make this week stand out as one we will never forget, on the third day of our stay, just after taking off in the chopper and attaining an altitude of about 4000 feet, we were greeted by a radio message from the Canadian Air Force to return to our base ASAP...or they would send an escort! We landed and then found out what was going on in New York on that day we now called “9/11.” The next couple of days we fished for salmon on the lodge's 40-foot motor yacht. But back to the subject of you never know. It turned out that Ben’s full name was “Ben E. Factor” as at the dinner table over a glass of very fine wine, he pulled out his check book and wrote out a check for a oneyear underwrite. So you never know...

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“One Day.” While I may be confused about the title I'm not confused about the content. This new program is sure to become the best to come out of our region in years. The host did a great job of explaining the where and how to fish for bass in the coastal lakes of Oregon. The use of new electronic video screens to show where to cast and how to position the boat and fish the hot spots really sets Day One well above local programs. The photography was fine as the man behind the lens used the sun well. The under water segments added to the interest and the comments of the host and guest angler were spot on. Very well done. As some one who has had a lot of experience in the production of outdoor films I have a suggestion. When in a bass boat going the speeds that they travel, the host and guide angler never put on a life jacket. If I missed that then I apologize. But with the great opportunity to promote water safety along with fishing you missed it. Every bass fishing film I’ve viewed local, national, Bass Masters etc; all show the drivers wearing some safety device while running. Promote Safety. Outside of that, this is the best new program on fishing in years—look for it!

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Broad Reachings Faster Than A Speeding… by Eric Rouzee


ver the years my wife, who has absolutely no interest in ocean racing, has joked that if we ever got perfect conditions for the Oregon Offshore, it might be a real race to see who gets to Victoria first: me sailing the course or her driving up and riding the Coho ferry. For our own boat, a Catalina 36, to even think about breaking the Offshore elapsed time record, it would take not only perfect, ideal conditions but also some sort of Einsteinian, meta-physical time warp! In 2011 however, I crewed on Steve and Nancy Rander’s Rage, and conditions up the Washington coast were such that breaking the existing record of nineteen hours and change, set by none other than Rage back in 2000, looked pretty attainable. We reached the turn at Flattery in only twelve hours, spawning hopes of not only breaking the course record, but also beating our wives into Victoria and having breakfast there Friday morning. The Strait of Juan de Fuca is a fickle mistress however, and later Friday morning, we found ourselves becalmed around Sheringham. We finally ended up finishing in 26 hours. Disappointing, but still respectable, particularly for me, who’s used to finishing late Saturday night. Or, occasionally early Sunday morning. And so, for another year, Rage’s record would stand, waiting for those perfect conditions and a boat capable of taking advantage of them.

Enter the 2014 Oregon Offshore. Early forecasts (read: 10 day long range) had called for southerlies of around 5 knots, with calms throughout the course region. Perfect conditions for drinking beer on your back patio, but not so for trying to sail 193 miles in three days or less. However, as an interested bystander (I wasn’t sailing our boat up and I hadn’t found a ride on anyone else’s this year) I kept an eye on the forecast, and at around 72 hours prior to the start, things started to heat up: south-easterlies 20-25 knots with gusts to 40; full gale predicted; seas 5-10 feet. And by Friday, strong westerlies in the Strait. If it really happened, it would be “mana from heaven” (in Hawaiian terms) for anyone doing the race. As the start day approached, it became clear that the forecast wasn't kidding, and the fleet of 30 boats (the largest Offshore fleet ever) was going to have an interesting ride not only during the race, but simply getting to the start at Buoy 2 outside the mouth of the Columbia. The fleet also included not one but three boats (all in the IRC class) with a realistic shot at taking the elapsed time record away from Rage: 65’ Icon out of Anacortes, 70’ Neptune’s Car out of Seattle, and 44’ Ocelot, a Schooner Creek-built speedster out of Portland. Watching a yacht race on a computer can be frustrating, but that's what I was doing on start

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day Thursday morning when I should have been working. And in short order, it became readily apparent that this was going to be one fast Offshore. Not only were the three IRC boats making incredible time, the entire fleet was reaching waypoints quicker than I’d ever seen. And by Thursday evening around 1700, Icon, Car and Ocelot were approaching Cape Flattery, a mere nine hours after the start. That’s not fast. That’s crazy fast. And now we weren’t talking about the possibility of crews on the first boats to finish getting to have Friday morning breakfast in Victoria. We were talking crews on the first boats to finish getting to have Thursday night beers at Garricks Head Pub in Victoria. The pace for the entire fleet didn’t wane as the day wore on, and by the time I went to bed Thursday evening, it was apparent that the only thing that was going to prevent a new course record from being set was either a freak becalming or all three front runners piling into Race Rocks. Thankfully, the latter didn't happen, and sure enough, when I

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turned on the race tracker Friday morning, not just one but all three IRC boats had shattered Rage’s existing mark. Icon took honors, finishing 14 hours, 56 minutes 40 seconds after the start. That’s faster than I can decipher assembly instructions for a chair purchased at IKEA! Neptune’s Car came in exactly seven minutes later, with Ocelot crossing the line sixteen minutes after that.

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And then things got even more interesting. PHRF “B” fleet boat Free Bowl of Soup, the Portlandbased J/105 skippered by Eric Hopper, Doug Schenk and Matt Davis, beat the entire “A” fleet to the finish. 35 minutes later, Scott Campbell’s J/46 Riva finished, with the rest of the “A” fleet on their heels. Most of the PHRF “B” and “C” fleets finish Friday morning, with the “D” fleeters getting in Friday afternoon. And just to have fun with the corrected finishing times, two or the three boats in the Santa Cruz 27 class finished Friday morning, with Bladerunner crossing just shy of 0800, and Kokopelli finishing a mere 20 minutes later. It was all over by 0200 Saturday morning when cruising class entry Soufflé finished 42 hours after the start. And then the race committee broke out their calculators and, well, calculated corrected finishing times. Overall, ,winner on corrected time ended u p b e i n g Wa r d N av i a u x ’s Bellingham-based Santa Cruz 27 Bladerunner. Free Bowl of Soup took second, and Eric Collins’ Santa Cruz 27 Kokopelli took third. A s a n o c c a s i o n a l R age crewmember and full-time Rage fan, I had to admit to a bit of melancholy that her record had finally fallen. But hey, 14 years is pretty good to hold onto anything, and the boats that beat her time certainly earned it, given the winds and sea state. And without once using those Einsteinian meta-physics...

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Oregon Offshore 2014 Was One for the Record Books! by Dr. Frank Colistro It was just approaching midnight Thursday evening, May 8, when a 35-knot gust slammed Wy'East, our Cascade 36, from almost directly astern. It was like being rear-ended by a freight train. The impact tossed me up out of my bunk, where I was laying on my back, flipped me over, and repositioned the boat perfectly so I could perform a faceplant from four feet in the air. Not sure if I was knocked cold, or simply was so tired that I fell back asleep before exercising the good sense to get up and get out of everyone’s way. In any case, the crew used me as a floormat to dry their boot soles on the way to the head for the next several hours until I finally woke up at about 4:30 a.m. Friday morning. Glancing at the chart plotter, I cursed aloud at yet another failure of a piece of electronic equipment, something that happens quite often when ocean racing gets wet and wild. Another crew member asked what the commotion was about. “This stupid thing says we're already entering the Strait of Juan de Fuca!” I said. “It’s only four bloody thirty in the morning; we shouldn’t even be approaching La Push by now.” “Look out the window,” my crewman responds. To my amazement, I see the towering lighthouse of Tatoosh Island slip rapidly astern. So what does this mean? Well, on a typical Offshore year, a boat our size would just be off Gray’s Harbor by 4am on the second day of the race. This year, we’d cover an incredible one hun-

dred and thirty-two nautical miles in about sixteen hours; do the math! This year’s Offshore was one crazy fast race. It started at Bouy 2 near the entrance of the Columbia River. It was raining and windy, the seas were chaotic with wave trains coming both from the south and northwest, The boats ranged in size from 27 feet to 70 feet. There were a number of near misses, at least one “love tap” and a lot of tacking and gybing. With winds already exceeding 20 knots from the southwest, things were so hairy that one of the larger boats simply threw in the towel, limping, back to the safety of Astoria's west basin. For the rest of us who stayed in the game, which was the right move, this year’s Offshore truly was one for the books. Some boats never tacked at all during the entire run up the coast. Wy’East started on port tack, turned down the Strait of Juan de Fuca maintaining port tack and flying a blast reacher, shifted to a spinnaker on port tack and finished on port tack, just in time for a slightly late lunch on Friday afternoon! This was really something for us, but the truly awesome times were set by the big boats. Kevin Welch’s 65- foot Bob Perry carbon fiber sled Icon finished just after 11:00pm on Thursday, giving her an unofficial elapsed time of just under fifteen hours, beating the 2000 record set by Steve and Nancy Randers’ Wylie 70 Rage,by nearly five hours. Neptune’s Car, a Santa Cruz 70, also broke the record when she crossed the line mere minutes behind Icon.

BladeRunner, a Santa Cruz 27 out of Bellingham, Washington, skippered by Ward Naviaux, was the top finisher on corrected time at fifteen hours, seventeen minutes and thirty-one seconds. Free Bowl of Soup, the J/105 from Portland and winner of PHRF Class B had a corrected time of fifteen hours, thirty-three minutes, fifty-three seconds. Kokopelli, another Santa Cruz 27 skippered by Eric Collins of Portland, had the third best corrected time of fifteen hours, thirtyseven minutes and twenty-seven seconds. Fourth overall with corrected time was California Girl, a Cal 40 lovingly rescued from the scrap heap and restored beautifully by Victoria and Timm Lessley, owners and operators of Danish Marine here in Portland. Fifth overall in corrected time, third boat to finish the race, and first overall in class IRC, smashing the course record with an elapsed time of seventeen hours, twenty-four minutes and fifty-one seconds was Kevin Flanigan’s Fox 44, Ocelot. Kevin named the boat for a very fast, nimble animal, a nocturnal hunter. Ocelot lived up to its name with its outstanding performance. Done up in a shade of haze grey which looked virtually identical to the hull color of Canadian warships, Ocelot looked more like an escapee from “Battlestar Galactica.” She shadowed the big boys for much of the race, then bested them at Race Rocks, shooting for the finish line like a grey cruise missile. At the other end of the time warp spectrum we have the Cal

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The “Wy-East” Crew celebrating their First Place award.

CYC Committee boat at finish. “WY’ East,” first in class, baby! Our Offshore number 21 and counting.

34, Soufflé, ably skippered by Phil Lewis, finishing just after 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Although it is allowable in cruising class to use your engine to motor in times of light air, taking a time penalty, Phil never needed to exercise that option. Using no flying sails, which is to say no spinnakers, he

proved the old adage that “the last shall be first,” not only coming in first in cruising class but being awarded the Old Salt perpetual trophy for being the last boat to finish the race. That’s a great honor; Wy’East is on there twice! continued on page 10



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Offshore ... and Onshore A swarthy fellow eyed me over a pint of something dark and foamy. “What boat are you on?” “I’m not on a boat. I'm ground crew,” I replied. “Oh,” he said, and turned back into the crowd gathered at the Rogue Brewery, searching for someone interesting to talk to. I felt dinged. I was not one of those who sought to “smite the sounding furrows” in the annual race known as the Oregon Offshore. Instead of facing the immense energy of the ocean, I would be facing the perils of the freeway between Portland, Astoria and Port Angeles on the M.V. Toyota Minivan. My mission was to see the crew of Katzenjammer safely to and from the race. The room was crowded. Feeling the outsider, I made my way to the deck. My friend and race skipper, Jim had escaped the crowd as well. He was leaning on the rail, looking out toward the ocean. The sky was an uncomfortable color of

orange. Cumulus formations clocked in from the west, scudding under a layer of cirrostratus clouds. The breeze was gusty and freshening. My feeling of being an outsider was replaced with worry. That does not look good, I said, nudging Jim with my shoulder. At 0-dark-thirty the following morning, my sailing family would head out across the Columbia River Bar into whatever spring fury Mother Nature was whipping up out there... Jim took off his ball cap and scratched his head. I nudged him again. He put his cap back on and held my gaze. It’ll be fine. In his usual methodical way, he started verbally thinking through the sail configurations the expected conditions would require. Thursday morning the fleet was across the bar and making great progress. Katz was reporting over 7knots boat speed. The NOAA buoy data confirmed what I saw out the window. It was a cold, wet, blustery day. The race crew was

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why I am marrying this man. He is always, always there for me. He is - we are - the Home Team. By 6pm that evening, our caravan of two made its way past the lush, waterfall-tumbling hills of Hood Canal. By 8:30 p.m. the van was delivered to Port Angeles. The sailing crew finished the race safely and had a ride waiting for them. Roy and I were en route to the birthday gathering—and none of it would have happened if we had not had each other—all it takes is a team. Gerard’s South of France Pasta My good friend and Master Chef taught me this recipe one winter afternoon in his kitchen in Marin County. It is southern French comfort food. Best made with summer tomatoes. Try different kinds of pasta and combinations of cheeses for variety. Fill a stockpot half full of water and bring to a simmer. - Plop in 6-8 Roma tomatoes, just for a few minutes, until the skins start to split. - Spoon the tomatoes in to a colander to cool. Peel them when

they’ve cooled a bit, taking care not to burn your fingers. - Poke holes in the tomatoes and gently squeeze off the excess juice. - Pour the water out of the stockpot. - Pour in a couple tablespoons of olive oil - Sauté one diced onion, a diced bell pepper and grated carrot until just soft. - Add the chopped tomatoes - Add a splash of red wine or sweet vermouth - Simmer on low heat for about 30mins - In a small dish combine a teaspoon each of Oregano, Basil and Thyme - Stir into the tomato mixture. Simmer for about another half hour on low heat. - In a separate pot, cook half a bag of pasta. When the pasta is done, drain and toss in a bowl with a little butter, and some Parmesan or Swiss cheese. Top with the pasta sauce. - Serve with a baguette and a green salad. Fair Winds and Bon Appetite!

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Advocacy Moves Historic Willamette Falls Navigation Canal and Locks Forward Thanks to ongoing advocacy and perseverance by the One Willamette River Coalition and its partner the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the 1873 canal and locks at Willamette Falls is moving steadily towards a Corps of Engineers mitigation plan to counter the adverse effects of its 2011 closure. The Willamette Falls Locks, owned by the Army Corps of Engineers since 1915, have seen dwindling operational time and funding for more than a decade. After investing $2 million in stimulus funds to inspect and repair the gates (an advocacy ‘win’ for the locks’ Oregon Solutions project), the Corps closed the locks indefinitely in 2011 due to deferred maintenance and the unknown condition of “gudgeon anchors.” The National Trust for Historic Preservation selected the locks in

2012 as a National Treasure project and joined forces with longtime local advocates Willamette Falls Heritage Foundation and the key stakeholders in the One Willamette River Coalition. With consensus from stakeholders and interested citizens, efforts are focused on repairing and reopening the locks and creating a plan to transfer them to a new operator or owner. This year, thanks to NTHP efforts, the COE launched a National Historic Preservation Act’s “Section 106” process to assess the federal agency’s stewardship of this historic site. Adverse effects of the closure were identified in the spring, after a large meeting of interested parties, and negotiations are now mandated by law to address ways to avoid, minimize and mitigate those adverse effects. Also this year Willamette Falls Heritage Foundation has commis-

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In a way, the experts opinion validated the locals’ certainty that maritime heritage needs to be included in the waterfront development. “St Helens’ rich maritime heritage and relationship to the Columbia River was very evident to the visiting specialists,” said Chris Finks, the president of the Maritime Heritage Coalition, “they called it out as a central theme right away.” Indeed, with the city's deep ties to maritime history apparent, the words “maritime heritage center” were uttered more than a few times during the SDAT meetings. A place where the historic vessels could be displayed outside would serve as a natural lynchpin to the start of the waterfront redevelopment, giving the community a chance to capitalize on this tribute to the city’s roots, opening doors to further opportunities for positive development and growth. Such opportunities could include fostering commercial enterprises, like hotels, restaurants and retail locations on the waterfront and in Olde Towne, an expanded marina with improved boat and kayak launches, in addition to simple face-lifts for existing buildings’ facades. Furthermore, the

team discussed a better, more recognizable and inviting path of access from Highway 30 to town. To a passerby, St. Helens would stand out as an attractive opportunity for recreation, tourism or dining. These projects would create jobs and stimulate the local economy long-term, aiding to a seamless transition between the waterfront and Olde Towne and modern St. Helens. The team emphasized a need to consider technology and a culture of innovation and connectivity as important factors, when making decisions regarding future development projects. For instance, living in a walkable community is very important to many demographic groups, for example, millenials and baby boomers, according to sociological data. Keeping that in mind, when taking on a project such as the St. Helens waterfront can ensure creating a place appealing to new residents and businesses. All parties involved agreed on the importance of minimizing the environmental impact of the redevelopment process and resulting entities. The new waterfront would feature healthy soils, native vegetation, while helping promote lost habitats’ restoration. The infrastructure would be designed to promote walking and biking, along with other ecologically sensible modes of transport, such as some water transport. Necessary construction would use environmentally friendly materials and techniques, as per latest industry standards. With the waterfront nearly a blank canvas, ready to become a masterpiece to compliment the existing community, the atmosphere surrounding the possible changes in St. Helens is very optimistic. “The SDAT project findings have far exceeded our expectations,” said city administrator John Walsh. “The recommendations presented in the assessment are exciting and offer a balanced approach for the redevelopment of the waterfront. The assessment recommendations honor our past, provide economic development opportunities and will improve our community.” We encourage you to read the full report, with renderings at groups/aia/documents/pdf/aiab10 3829.pdf

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The Maritime Heritage Festival Art Show July 25-26 Seeks Artists to Exhibit The St. Helens Arts & Cultural Commission invites artists and craftsmen to participate in the art show at the third annual Maritime Heritage Festival on July 25-26 in Columbia View Park in historic downtown St. Helens. The festival is a family-friendly event with activities for all ages. The art show is held in the courthouse plaza, the park directly in front of the Columbia County Courthouse. The application deadline for the juried art show is June 20. The entry fee of $30 is refundable if the artwork is not accepted. A 15 percent commission fee is payable to the Arts & Cultural Commiss i o n t o b e n e fi t t h e commission’s public art programs. The ACC was established in September 2004 to promote arts and cul-

“The festival is a family-friendly event with activities for all ages.” tural activities in the area. Applications are available online at Select the Arts & Cultural Commission link to download the art show brochure. Applications may also be picked up at St. Helens City Hall, 265 Strand Street. For any questions about the application process, please contact ACC secretary Jennifer Johnson at or 503-397-6272.

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Marine Board to Discuss 2015-2017 Budget in Charleston, Medford and Bend Boaters are invited to join the Oregon State Marine Board staff during a series of statewide town hall meetings to gather public input on the proposed 2015-2017 budget. The proposed 2015-2017 budget includes a fee increase to existing programs and motorboat registrations, in addition to agency streamlining measures and cuts. The last fee increase to registered motor boat owners was in 2003. “We’d like to hear from boaters about our proposed budget, and new ideas are welcomed,” says Director Scott Brewen. “Once we gather more input, we’ll present the options to the Marine Board at

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Dining by the Water Hours: 11 a.m. to Sunset Stay warm in our newly enclosed deck and Tiki bar

7 Days A Week Great Food, Beer, Wine & Cocktails Floating in McCuddy’s Marina, Hayden Island

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most concern is the safety and security of our supporters while attending this 4th of July community celebration.” Security staff at the gate will enforce these new policies for the safety and enjoyment of all festival attendees. The full breakdown of items permitted and not permitted at the 2014 Waterfront Blues Festival is located at

FOR SALE or TRADE: $899,999

• 31 covered boat slips for up to 30-ft boats, • Six 60-ft boat slips • Approx. an additional 500ft of dock space for open moorage • 30 & 50 amp power • 2 Floating homes used for income (zoned for 4) • 35-ft water depth, never needs dredging


Enjoy your local restaurants and bistros!



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OPEN BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER Prime Rib On Weekends DAILY SPECIALS • Great Seafood Selection • Great Burgers • Hand Cut Steaks • Homemade Clam Chowder • Located at Oregon Cityʼs 320' Dock and Park • Willamette River Front Dining • Every Table Has A River View • Heated Covered Patio BANQUET ROOM AVAILABLE

Destination... Oregon City Oregon City Welcomes Boaters!


1900 Clackamette Drive Oregon City, OR 97045 Across from Oregon City Shopping Center

(503) 655-5155

FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 2007 Lunch & Dinner 7 Days A Week Pasta • Panini • Pizza



• Mon. - Thur. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. • Fri. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. • Sat. 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. • Sun. 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

701 Main Street Oregon City

1316 Washington St. Oregon City

503-656-7512 Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Variety of fresh fish and seafood for summer BBQ

Light Lunch Served On Our Patio!

Come For Lunch and Take Home Dinner!

Great selection of smoked fish (salmon, tuna, sturgeon)

Beer and Wine

Custom fish processing: smoking, canning & vac pac

An evening view of the historic municipal elevator.

By Jonathan Stone

Happy Hour 4 - 7 Daily

1200 Main Street Oregon City, OR 97045

503-655-6299 Growlers To Go! Like us on

Set on the Willamette River at the base of the mighty Willamette Falls, Downtown Oregon City is home to Oregon’s first Main Street. Just five short blocks from the moorage is a growing collection of shops and restaurants in one of Oregon’s most unique downtown settings. Ride to the top of the bluff on its historic municipal elevator and walk along the McLoughlin Promenade over-

looking downtown, the river, and the falls. This summer, you can enjoy a number of special events including Oregon’s First City Celebration on Saturday July 26, the Oregon City Open Air Antique Fair on Sunday August 24, and the Cruise to Downtown & Car Show on Saturday September 13. During July and August, enjoy live music in the evenings on Wednesdays in Liberty Plaza and on Thursday at the End of the Oregon

Trail Interpretive Center. Through the end of the year an impressive video art installation is projected nightly on the municipal elevator. Since Oregon City is the official end of the Oregon Trail, there is a lot of history to discover. A short walk from downtown is the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, the house of John McLoughlin (the father or Oregon), the Museum of the Oregon Territory as well as several buildings of historic interest. Oregon’s First City Celebration on Main Street in Oregon City, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday July 26. Over 100 artists, wineries, and other vendors take over Main Street; features live entertainment and living history telling the story of Oregon’s first incorporated city.

Open Air Antique Fair on Main Street in Oregon City, 8 a.m. to 4pm, Sunday August 24. A Main Street tradition, walk throughout downtown and explore antiques from vendors throughout the region.


Dock Dockat atthe theJon JonStorm StormTransient Transient Dock and walk along the river Dock and walk along the river to to 8ththe Street. 8th St. or catch free Trolley! 110 8th St. Oregon City, OR 97045 503-305-8429 Open 7 days a week!

Floating Home approx. 45x100 2 bedroom 2 bathrooms with hardwood floors, spiral staircase, sauna, steam bath, hot tub, woodstove. Just reduced. Now only $49,900!

Call Dwight at 360-578-2584 or 360 -430-0449

Cruise to Car Show on Main Street in Oregon City, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday September 13, 2014. Nearly 300 antique and vintage cars line Main Street for this annual event. Summer Concerts Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in Liberty Plaza in July and August. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center July 10 to August 21. To learn more on the web, go to

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23' ENGLISH GENTLEMAN'S LAKE/RIVER LAUNCH ELECTRIC POWER - no gas, diesel smells or noise. Schooner Creek fiberglass hull, decks, seats, surrey top. New motors, batteries, battery chargers, wiring, pumps, instruments. Launched June 2012. Was $19,500...REDUCED TO $9,995. w/trailer. 503-245-5074 See at the Island Cafe!


68’ Custom Boathouse 1985. A total float restoration ($35,000.00) that included new stringers, floatation, exterior decking all around, etc., was completed in December 2011. Overall dimensions are 68' X 30' w/electric roll-up exterior door. 2 X 6 construction. Includes Water Rights ownership in Columbia River Yacht Club (2144 sq. ft.) and Membership Application is required. $97,500. Reduced to $85,000.00 Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467



50' Steelhead-Morrell Boathouse $50,000.00 "STEEL STRINGERS! METAL SIDED! LOCATED IN TYEE Y.C.. 50' X 28' with a 40"6"'L X 16'W X 19'H well including an electric door!Condition is excellent, metal is very good, and steel stringers WILL NOT ROT.A 6" X 12" second deck support beam has been installed for future use. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467

MOORAGE 175 Rocky Pointe Marina - Covered Slips (30ft and 43ft), floating home spaces, boathouse spaces and open boat slips 25ft to 50ft and side tie slips 50ft to 100ft. All new tenants get 2nd month free (4 month min) . All tenants get 50 cents off per gallon on fuel. Oregons 1st Clean Marina. Safe and secure with deep water and no jet noise. Located on Multnomah Channel near popular boating destinations. On site boatyard. Rocky Pointe Marina and Boatyard. 503-543-7003 Pirate’s Cove Marina. Open slips up to 50' located in a beautiful country setting on the Multnomah Channel. Laundry facilities, showers, pumpouts within reach of each slip.HALF OFF MOORAGE FEE FOR THE FIRST THREE MONTHS! 503-543 5153


2005 44’ Navigator - T-318 Volvo’s, 450 hrs., two queen staterooms with Electra San heads & showers, no pump out, beautiful cherry wood interior, Well equiped, too much to list. Always fresh water, under cover, like new, a must see to appreciate. Owner retiring after 50 years boating. $239,000 Includes super new inflatable with motor 10 hrs. Call Jim 360-606-1056



76' Christensen Boathouse $145,000. Reduced to $125,000.00 "Steel siding-stringers, 30'4" wide X 76' long. Newer exterior deck surfaces, upgraded bathroom, fully insulated, and re-decked and painted interior.22' electric door opens to a well that is 171/2' wide and 60' long. Water space rights to 2250 sq. ft. included. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467

68’ Larson Boathouse 1995. Cement float. The lower level includes a washer-dryer, sink, work bench, storage locker and refuse containers. A remotely monitored fire-smoke-heat alarm system is also included, and the electrical system has recently been inspected / approved. There is a fully furnished apartment on the second level with a outside deck. It is completely furnished and will be sold as shown except for a few stipulated personal items. This sale is subject to Columbia River Yacht Club Membership Application. $175,000. Reduced to $145,000.00. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467


27" X 29" X 11/2" Bronze pair $1,995

Antique pair rope fenders $250.00

CALL 971-276-3688 FOR MORE INFO.

1977 Newport MKII 30ft. $10,000. A great live aboard, 6' berths, custom table, new septic system with inside waste tank and pump out access on deck, propane shut off switch, new depth finder, interior in great condition, new cushions and upholstery, lots of spare parts, 4adult life vest, 2-kids life vests, new dual battery charger, fresh water tanks just cleaned. Contact Casi Pacilio 503319-8168


64' Custom Boathouse 1985 $90,000. 64' X 31' X 19'6" high electric door. Interior 55' X 16' X 19'6" high electric doorThe electrical system is 120v X 240v with a 100 amp electrical panel. Both 30 amp and 50 amp cord plugs are available..Water Space Rights are included in the price ( 2262 sq. ft.), and Membership Application to Columbia River Yacht Club is required for a non-member purchase." Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467

47' Hargraves 1980 w/upgrades-- O/A 47' X 21' w/40' X 13'6" X 12' well. Some stringers and exterior decks R&R'd and new door 2011. Electrical inspection and heat-smoke-fire alarm system 2012. 2108' sq. ft. of Water Rights in local yacht Club. $55,000. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467

83' Boathouse - Steelhead Construction. OA ap. 83'x32' Well 71'x19.5'x22'h door. Log float with steel I-beam stringers, 200 amp power, 2007. Price includes 3145 sq. ft. of water space rights and transfer fee at Columbia River Yacht Club. Membership application/acceptance required. $184,900. (503)-703-7983. Photos and specs. at



63' Steelhead-Christensen 2012--- O/A 63' X 28' w/52' X 16' X 20' well, STEEL STRINGERS, remotely monitored heat-smoke-fire alarm system, includes Water Rights in local Yacht Club, $120,000. IRWIN YACHT SALES-503-381-5467

• Fiorentino Coastal Para-Ring Ancor. 9’ size for up to 20,000 lb. boat, 300’ anchor rode, trip line, chafe guard, never used. $550. • Stearns Immersion Suits (two). Model 1590, adult universal, never used (thank god). $250 each. • Shakespeare Emergency VHF Antenna, model 5911. $25. • Forespar Man Overboard Pole with strobe and drogue. $150. • West Marine Collision Mat, never used. $50. • Davis Instruments hand Bearing Compass. Still in original box. $15. • Nantucket Sounder. Still in original box, never used. $70. Call 503 3294587. BOAT PARTS FOR SALE:• New CYCLOPAC Engine Rm Air Cleaner; FVG 16-0376 w/7" vents. For 671 Detroit Diesel or similiar size engine, ring mounting clamps incl. $ 225. • NFM 18"x8" bronze portlight w/screen, new; $325. • Evergreen (made in Portland) oval hinged 15"x24" steel 2 dog deck hatch (needs ring, avail. in east Portland at Evergreen Hatch Works); $195. • BAKER'S TABLE for your kitchen: OA size: 41" wide; 20" deep & 75" high. Wrought iron frame w/lt. chestnut wood finish. Top 3 drawer 8"x41" shelf and 18"x 41" table top w/laced metal lower storage shelf. In like new condition. $215. All above can be viewed in Vancouver WA. Call Capt. Lynn @ 360 213 9022.

ENJOY Our local waters… They’re great

2-Deep Diving, LLC..............................................17 A. Mazon & Associates .......................................18 Banks Sails...........................................................18 Bentley’s Manufacturing .....................................18 Blue Heron Marine ...............................................18 Boat Insurance Agency.......................................18 Brightwork NW.....................................................17 Carol’s Custom Metal Fabrication......................17 Carol’s Custom Canvas.......................................18 Columbia Marine Assistance ...............................17 Columbia Marine Exchange................................17 Darb’s Mobile Marine...........................................17 Dike Marine Service.............................................17 Divine NW Realty .................................................18 Firehouse Boatworks ..........................................17 Harbor Properties ................................................18 Hayden Island Canvas.........................................18 Impact Marine Services.......................................17 Inflatable Boat Center..........................................18 Jack’s Overhead Doors .......................................17 Larry Goodson, Surveyor....................................18 Legendary Yachts ................................................17 Lewis Company ...................................................17 McCuddy’s............................................................17 Multnomah Yacht Repair .....................................17 North Sails Oregon..............................................18 Northwest Inflatable Boats .................................18 Oregon Realty-Stover..........................................18 Oregon Realty-Richard........................................18 Pacific Power Boats .......................................17, 18 Pacific Power Group............................................17 Passion Yachts .....................................................17 Premier Rubber & Supply ...................................18 RE/MAX-Susan Colton ........................................18 Rocky Pointe Marina............................................17 Rodgers Marine Electric......................................18 Schooner Creek Boatworks ..........................17, 18 Sells Marine..........................................................17 Sheffield Propellers .............................................18 Tomahawk Boat Works ........................................17 Waagmeester Canvas ..........................................18 White Marine ........................................................17



Boat Slips available on Willamette River near downtown Portland/Sellwood Bridge. Uncovered $44, Covered $88 per month with PRC membership/Annual Dues. Slips are 8ft wide 21ft long. (503) 250-2237

Extraordinary 50’ BOATWELL! Great home w/beautiful river and mountain views! 900 SF, 1BR/1Ba. Bonus tender house! Gated Rivers Bend Community in Scappoose. LOW moorage fees! $169,500. Price includes slip buy-in! Chris Monty, RE/MAX Equity Group (503) 939-9783

Astoria Regatta....................................................... Big Eddy Marina .................................................13 BoatUS ..................................................................3 Commercial Marina For Sale .............................15 Columbia Marine Assistance ............................16 Cook Engine .........................................................4 Duck’s Marine Construction..............................19 For Sale Floating Home .....................................16 Fred’s Marina ........................................................7 Jane Betts-Stover Oregon Realty .....................20 Hayden Island Canvas .......................................10 Hayden Island Yacht Club ....................................9 Historic Riverfront Craftsman ...........................19 Independent Marine Propeller.............................7 Irwin Yacht Sales...................................................2 Island Cafe ..........................................................15 Jantzen Beach Bar and Grill..............................15 Kozy Korner Restaurant ....................................15 Larson’s Moorage...............................................14 Graham Marden ..................................................11 NSIA.......................................................................4 McCuddy’s Marina................................................3 Mark’s on the Channel .......................................15 Mi Famiglia..........................................................16 Mike DeVaney Insurance ...................................14 Neal Booth’s Boat Insurance Agency................6 Next Adventure.....................................................6 Norgard/Kirkpatrick..............................................7 Norma’s Kitchen .................................................15 NW Battery Supply .............................................15 Oregon City Icehouse Sports & Spirits............16 Pacific Power Boats .............................................5 Port of Camas/Washougal .................................13 Port of Ilwaco......................................................14 Port of St. Helens..................................................8 R&M Marine.........................................................14 Rivershore Bar & Grill........................................16 Rocky Pointe Marina ..........................................12 St. Helens Marina & RV ......................................13 Scappoose Moorage ..........................................12 Schooner Creek Boatworks ................................9 The Sextant Bar & Galley...................................15 Sextons Chandlery...............................................7 Signature Yachts...................................................4 Sportcraft Marina .................................................3 Tony’s Smoke House and Cannery...................16 Van Specialties ...................................................10 The Verdict Bar and Grill....................................16 Vessel Assist ........................................................5 Vic Alfonso..........................................................12 Warrenton Boat Yard ..........................................13


Antique Chris 23" X 1" props-anchor $1,500

NEWPORT 33' FOR SALE. Excellent condition, easy sailing, comfortable, and fun. Spacious cockpit, newer canvas. 6'2" headroom, sleeps 4-6, cozy with lots of teak. Universal diesel with newly rebuilt transmission. New running rigging and many extras. Ready for local cruising and live a board. Located in an amazing slip on Sauvie Island. $27,900. Matt (503)-267-7642.

Historic Riverfront Craftsman

TWO COVERED 50’ & 35 FT. BOAT SLIPS AVAILABLE. BEAUTIFUL CHANNEL ISLAND MARINA. SECURED GATE. $340 PER MONTH, WATER, RESTROOMS, SHOWER. ELECTRIC BILLED SEPARATELY. UPPER MULT. CHANNEL INFO CALL (503) 805-4660 or (928) 855-2803 SCAPPOOSE MARINA Covered Slips 50’, 44’, 40’, 30’, 26’. Located on the Multnomah Channel - Scappoose Moorage, Channel Moorage also open slips to 70’. Call Ken Dye 503-709-5552, Office 503-543-3939 or 503-543-3337 COVERED SLIPS & BOATHOUSE SPACE STARTING AT $152 PER MONTH DREDGED IN 2002

26’ to 36’ slips on the Columbia River opposite PDX Airport. Avoid I-5 congestion. Secure card lock parking. Call Bill at Rodgers Marina (503) 287-1101


63' Hargraves 1980 --- O/A 63' X 27' w/49' X 16' X 18' well. NEW roof, loft, new doors, located in Tyee Yacht Club. $47,950.00. IRWIN YACHT SALES-503381-5467


MULTNOMAH YACHT HARBOR - Slip for Boathouse Available - Slip space for up to 32’ to 34’W and up to 65’L Floating Boat House (non-residential only) for rent in Portland Oregon, at Multnomah Yacht Harbor. Located approximately 1 mile west of the intersection of the Willamette River and Multnomah Channel off Highway 30. It is the first boathouse moorage on the upper Multnomah Channel. Only 15 minutes drive from downtown Portland, this unique marina is situated across from tip of Sauvie Island in a lovely setting that is home to natural wildlife. The marina features 14 houseboat and boathouse slips, plus open and covered slips for recreational power or sail boats. Amenities include: On-Site Harbormaster, Abundant Parking, Upland Trailer and Boat Storage, Garbage and Recycling Services, Water/Sewer, Marine Repair Service at Multnomah Yacht Repair. ph 503737-1651x0 or e-mail:

✦ 3 beds, 2.5 baths, 2200 SF ✦ Private master suite & bath ✦ Brazilian Cherry wood floors ✦ Deep water dock on upper Willamette River ✦ Two-scenic patios with river view ✦ Main floor greatroom with exceptional views ✦ Beautifully landscaped yard with sprinker system ✦ Detached 2-car garage

Contact Troy Martinson 503-729-8074 Price reduced $549,900

Waterfront Living • Floating Home & Waterfront Properties FLOATING HOME SLIPS


Time to Sell!! Susan Colton, Broker

Working and Living on the Island Visit my web site Direct: 503-270-4582 Mobile: 503-936-0161

Available this summer, 16 unobstructed river view, extra wide (50ft) premium floating home spaces. Amenities include clubhouse, fitness center, kayak house, floating gardens, upland victory gardens, modern security and wide docks. $45,000 move in fee includes 25yr transferable lease and membership. Monthly fee around $700 includes garbage, water and sewer. This is a planned community for new or newer and/or remodeled homes meeting title 28 building code and marina CC&R’s. The Landing at Rocky Pointe Marina 503-543-7003

FLOATING HOME SLIP @MACADAM BAY CLUB. 38' W X 60' L FACING MAIN CHANNEL ON THE WILLAMETTE. BOAT PARKING INCLUDED IN THIS GATED COMMUNITY. MINUTES TO DOWNTOWN AND LAKE OSWEGO. CALL FOR PRICE AND MORE DETAILS. 971-221-3274 Floating Home Slip For Sale at Jantzen Beach Moorage. 31'W X 64'L Now asking $105,000. JBMI may carry contract for qualified buyer. Call Pam Pariseau @ 503-283-2151

Floating home slip for rent. 35' x 50'. 209 and 225 N. Bridgeton Rd. Portland, Oregon 97217. 503-260-8736 RARE to find 3 bedrms Plus Den, Slip ownership, w/direct river views. Built in 2004, steel stringers, Vaulted Ceilings, bamboo flrs, Stainless, Approx 2000sf, 2.5 Baths. Take our Photo tour $439,000 2015 n Jantzen Ave . Call Susan Colton 503936-0161

Panoramic View of North Portland Harbor - Spacious one-level floating home with great bones Steel Stringers – Metal Roof – Gas Furnace with Heat Pump. Over 1400 sq ft includes a large living room and master. Price includes slip membership in a small Bridgeton Moorage with low monthly HOA fee. Great Value. Home & Slip for $249,000. Call Walter at Harbor Properties 503-880-0181


Bridgeton Charmer - Immaculate Cottage. Open plan with lots of windows looking at the river. Built-in and special touches everywhere. The vaulted master bedroom is a second story loft with walk-in closet. There are spacious swim floats on the front & back including an outdoor cooking area. Also there is plenty of room for mooring your boat. Located in a small rental moorage in Bridgeton with a low monthly fee. Price for Floating Home is $225,000 Call Walter Valenta at Harbor Properties 503-8800181

Harbor Properties



Casselman’s Warf - Multnomah Channel.

Randy Olson

Floating home slips available. Inside slips for long term lease - $20,000 plus monthly maintenence fee. You are welcome to come and see if this is where you want to be. For information call (503) 543-5183

DUCK’S MARINE CONSTRUCTION CONCRETE DOCK, DECK, FLOATING PATIO Low maintenance 8' x 40' Concrete Dock. Can be used "as is" or can be converted to a 16' x 16' Floating Patio. Five 8' x 8' Floats could even be arranged as a 24' x 24' "L" or "T" shaped Dock. $3750.00 OBO. 503-653-0407

CLASS HARBOR MOORAGE – OUTSIDE SLIP & HOME $374,500. Plus garage and reserved parking. Beautifully done 2 bedroom & office, Wall of windows to enjoy the views. MLS #13522171 or/photos Call Susan Colton, Broker 503-936-0161

Last Slip in Class Harbor! 3939 N Marine Drive #19. $85,000 for slip ownership located in desirable secure private moorage close to downtown Portland. HOA Dues $350/mo includes water, garbage, sewer, gate & commons. Room for 28’x40’ floating home, subject to HOA Bylaws Mike Smith 503-283-1711.

For advertising rates & more information, call FRESHWATER NEWS at (503) 283-2733

80’s Dream House - All the wall & ceilings are covered in rich wood. The living room vault has exposed beams and a wall of windows facing the river. This 3 bedrooms - 2.5 baths house is a warm inviting place. Only thing is that the engineer that designed the home also designed a one-of-kind styro-foam float system. Though it has stood the test of time – the banks want a log float in order to get financing. Call for more details. Call Walter Valenta at Harbor Properties 503-880-0181

Float Construction Floating Home Surveys Diving Services (503) 665-8348 - CCB# 120480 -

THE RIVER REALTORS Specializing in Floating Homes BIG Oaks Marina- $129,500. Great Boat House w/Nice Living quarters. Garage area with lift will take about a 29ft. Electric Door. Master Main with new floors, Bath on Main. Kitchen & Vaulted Living room up w/views. MLS 13441953. Call Susan Colton – 503-936-0161

Jane Betts-Stover GRI, Broker

Sue Richard Broker

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Columbia Ridge- Custom Home built by Marc Even and being featured in 1859 Magazine May Issue. This beautiful home was built to take in the outstanding views of Mt Hood, the sunrises and sunsets. Northwest Warm Contemporary Design has the great room living bring the outdoors in. Approximately 2520 sf including a boat well with lift. Highend finishes take the photo tour . Truly Amazing offered at $749,000. Call Susan Colton 503-9360161

23946 N.W. St. Helens, L-20

6901 SE Oaks Park Way # E

11666 N. Island Cove Ln.

1817 N. Jantzen Ave.

1719 N. Jantzen Ave.

1 Bd/ 1Ba Totally remodeled in 09, this cottage on the water offers big/open kit, travertine counters, hrdwoods, & woodstove. New stringers. Outside slip w/great views and fishing! Quiet & serene w/gated parking. Wonderful home for price of $115,000! Call Jane.

3bd/2.1ba Rare find at OYC! Waterfront living at its best! 3 structures: Main home, Studio Tender and guest house. Main house 2300 sq ft. 3 balconies/3 levels. Gourmet kitch, bamboo flrs, 2 frpl. Floor to ceil windows--an entertainer’s delight. Minutes to Sellwood & downtown. Slip ownership. $749,000. Call Jane.

2bd/1ba plus office and large utility. Charming cottage on the water features gas frpl, wood flrs, radiant-heat flrs in kitch, lrge master w/walk-in closet,. Totally remodeled to studs in ’07. Separate tender for storage. In gated, desirable moorage near shops & park. $175,000 Call Jane

2 bd/1.1ba Honey of a home, lovingly remodeled w/gas fireplace, shining lam floors, lrg fam room, French doors to deck. Great logs & stringers. Slip ownership is included and located in secure gated moorage convenient to shops, dining, & public transit. $229,000. Call Jane.

2bd/2ba+family rm 1750+sq ft. Modern, sleek custom design, soaring ceilings, open floor plan, a dream-kitchen and mstr bdrm w/2 balconies. Family rm could be 3rd bedroom! Lrg walk-in closet, baths w/travertine. Gas firepl, cedar sauna and so many amenities. Can moor large boat/ SLIP OWNERSHIP. $385,000. Call Jane.

PENDING 11690 N. Island Cove Lane

1691 N. Jantzen Ave.

2bd.1ba with large office/bonus room. Lots of personality! Huge master with tons of storage areas. On outside slip iwth unobstructed views. Can moor boat. In gated desirable moorage. $145,000. Call Jane.

2 bd/ 2.5 ba Large light and open! Huge master suite on main, gas firepl, Artists studio on 2nd! Slip Ownership included! Exceedingly large slip. Private gated moorage. Wonderful views of the river. $318,000. Call Jane

17647 N.W. Sauvie Island #43 2bd/1ba Enjoy panoramic views from your outside slip in desirable Sauvie Is. moorage. Hi vaulted ceilings, gas fireplaces in both liv rm and master bdroom. Remodeled to studs in ’98. 2nd bedrm w/loft area perfect for office or guest BR. Plenty of outside storage. Quiet & scenic. $230,000. Call Jane.

173 N.E. Bridgeton #4

1705 N. Jantzen Ave.

2 bedrm/ 2.5 bath, 2 offices, formal dining room, family room! 2 levels of decks and big windows and wonderful river views. High vaulted ceiling, granite, hdwds, 2 gas fireplaces. Slip ownership with no moorage fee! Desirable Bridgeton area, easy access to City, freeways. $419,000. Call Jane

2bd/2ba 1100+sq ft w/ 22’ boatwell. Gas stove in livingrm, bedrm and bath on main and huge upper level Master suite w/shower & jet tub. Spacious balcony off mstr suite. SLIP OWNERSHIP/low HOA. Gated, private moorage near shops and restaurants. $219,000. Call Jane.

Floating home with 17' boatwell. All new inside. Small, yet feels spacious and comfortable. Full time liveaboard. Washer & dryer & natural gas. $69,000 includes sewer hookup, water & trash. 503-8600048

1775 N. Jantzen Ave.

Live in or use as weekender. New logs and steel stringer. House and float seven years old. Wood Stove. Moving out of town. Appraised at $150k sell $75k or take over payments. 97217- 503-701-6334.

2bd/2ba Family & formal dining rms. Custom built in ’07. Sleek & modern, it features soaring ceilings, granite counters in kitch, tile baths, oak flrs. Mstr suite, w/Jacuzzi, travertine shower. Slip ownership in gated moorage w/low HOA. Close to shops, restaurants. $399,500. Call Jane

27448 NW St. Helens #400 3bd/2ba Fabulous home; best slip w/gorgeous views. Separate tender w/office & workshop; garage for golf cart! Vaulted lv rm, huge windows, gas firepl, lg swim float w/gazebo. Large balconies & decks. Gated moorage w/park & common gardens. Enclosed boatwell for 24’ boat + exterior slip for 36’. $448,000. Call Jane

27448 N.W. St. Helens #478

1661 N. Jantzen Ave.

2bd/2ba Spacious home, outside slip. Living rm w/gas firepl, open kitch, sweeping river views. Master suite w/gas firepl. Huge balcony & lower deck. Separate tender. Slip included! Reduced to $369,000. Updated kitchen and baths, all new appliances, new paint carpets! Call Jane.

2bd/1ba 1400+sq. ft. Classic river home offers retro charm w/wonderful flr plan. Big open kitch, spacious bdrms, bright & airy. SLIP OWNERSHIP! Extra-large foot print and swim float. Delightfully finished tender w/gazebo offers addt space for office/guest rm. Can moor lrg boats. Low HOA $307,000. Call Jane.


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17809 N.E. Marine Dr., D-2 2bd/2.1ba Over 1850 sq ft of quality living. Front row slip, spectacular views, 2 fireplaces, living rm & great rm w/balconies and decks, family room. Too many features to list—an entertainer’s delight! 23’ boatwell. Low HOA in desirable moorage. $424,000. Call Jane

11622 N. Island Cove Lane

18699 NE Marine Dr., #3

17567 NW Sauvie Island, #44

2 bed/ 2 bath + utility. Quality New Construction! Built to excellence. Finished with Granite, SS appliances. Great rm with high vaulted ceilings & huge windows to let outside in. Spacious rms, each bedroom has own bath. Current address is for consruction only. $229,000. Call Jane

1677 N. Jantzen Ave

559 N.E. Bridgeton, #6

2bd/1ba Open floor plan features spacious Living/Dining areas. Bamboo flooring, gas fireplace. Lots of windows and light. Large deck and swim float. Room to moor boat. Private, gated moorage. $152,000 Call Sue.

2bd/1ba 1300+sq ft of tranquil living in updated cottage w/T&G hemlock ceilings, gas fireplc, and lovely cork flooring throughout. Sunny & pristine, home features on-demand water heater, pex plumbing & new logs w/steel stringers. Room for your boat. $249,000. Call Jane.

3 bedrm/2.5 ba. Sunshine Bright! Hickory floors, granite, marble. Outside slip with open river views. Slip Ownership, low moorage fee. 2 large swim floats for outdoor enjoyment. Can moor large boats! In gated, private moorage. $425,000. Call Jane

1bd/1ba Knock your socks off end Slip- big river views! Open plan, bamboo flooring throughout, slab granite counters, huge outside decks w/trex decking, steel stringers and more. Small private moorage on desirable Bridgeton Rd. New Price: $198,000. Call Jane.

23690 N.W. St. Helen’s U-82 3 BR/2 full bath, Outside Slip with views of Sauvie & Mtn, Master with large Balcony, Open Kitchen. New Low Price $211,000. Call Sue.

26400 N.W. St. Helen’s, #54

19609 N.E. Marine Dr., G1

1 BR/1Bath. Sunny Custom Home with 9 Skylights and Vaulted Ceilings. Terrific Large Covered Patio. Bamboo floors with radiant heat. Built-in Wall Beds. Serene quiet location. Price Reduced $150,000. Call Sue.

1 BR/1 bath, lots of sunny windows, great views, large storage area, spacious decks, high ceilings. $115,000. Call Sue.

23680 NW St. Helens U-76 2bd/1ba New in ’02. Hi ceilings, firepl, spacious. Huge master w/ French drs to lg deck. Outside slip. User/utility fee paid thru 2029! New low price $219,000. Call Jane

19609 N.E. Marine Dr., E-4 1bd/1ba Cedar Cabin is perfect for your weekend getaway yet roomy enough for full-time living. Vaulted Master opens to back deck. Newer appliances incl. Great logs & stringers. Quiet gated moorage. New Low Price $115,000. Call Sue.