Freshwater News | August 2015

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VOL. 33 • NO 8 •August 2015

The Northwest Experience:

Port Neville—A Historical Port in a Storm by Jim Farrell Every trip through the Inside Passage is different. Six years ago while sailing to Glacier Bay and back, the beauty of the landscape and the wildlife of the passage greeted us day after day as we motored past the snow-covered mountains. (Sails are for stability, the wind never seems right for sailing.) We enjoyed dolphins, orcas, humpback whales, bears and even a wolf or two as we passed slowly by them. Last year, soon after leaving Blaine in late May, we encountered gale after gale, followed by rain after fog and more wind. All in all not a great way to enjoy the beauty of the remote coastline

where lonely villages and foggy inlets offered us a glimpse into life in this isolated region. Some encounters with the locals were just a wave of the hand or maybe a quick cup of coffee while other. You decide, dear reader! Johnstone Strait offered us more gales and short seas to six feet, as we battled the effects of westerlies and an ebb tide that only allowed us to make 10-15 miles a day before the constant pounding that had us looking for the closest protected anchorage. On the fourth day, the winds were blasting up to 50 knots and seas to eight feet, so we decided we’d head to Port Neville instead of

Ron Swart and Chet McCarthy taking the boards Chet made to fix Ron’s bear damaged greenhouse door.

continuing into Port McNeill. As we gingerly entered the somewhat protected waters of the inlet and approached the government dock in 30 knots of wind, we were met by two of the “coastal colonials” (as they call themselves). They took the lines from Becky as I let the wind push us against the dock. Being the overly friendly person that my wife Becky says I am, I began to engage them in conversation about living in an isolated area of British Columbia. Where upon Chet McCarthy invited us up to his cabin near the general store, which has actually been closed since 1960. Of course the invite included Ron Swart who lived by himself across the inlet. Becky had some work-related project to do, so off I went for coffee. Anyone who knows when three, let’s say over-60 grey-haired men get together to talk, well, the bull session begins. For the next two hours we swapped stories, some of which I suspect were a little on the tall side. Ron was born just an “inlet down”, as he put it. He was the chief engineer for a large BC mill for a number of years and retired after he closed the plant down five years ago. When asked if he had a wife Ron said, “Well, the first one accidently ate poison mushrooms and the second one did too.”

The general store and Post Office that the Hanson’s closed in 1960 leaving many items still inside.

But his third wife had moved to the inlet property with him that his family had bought a “bit ago” and began to develop it. Unfortunately, wife number three had too many scares on the violent waters of Johnstone Strait and after the last misadventure in a small boat, she left, never to return. I suspect that maybe she’d heard about the wild mushrooms in the area... Chet’s wife on the other hand was off for a couple of weeks on the M/V Coastal Mission—a boat that plies the waters of Northern BC and SE Alaska preaching the gospel to small communities along the way. But before she left on the trip, she had made sure that Chet had oatmeal cookies “to share with

weary boaters.” Chet and his wife are caretakers for Coastal Mission and lease the 66 acres of the Hanson homestead. After five generations the Hanson family still owns the log store and five bedroom log house. Some family members are buried in a small family plot on the property. Ron had been coming over to get a couple of 1x12 boards to fix the door in his greenhouse that a black bear had broken into the night before. It seems that Ron shares his property with a black that was injured in a fight with a grizzly on the other side of the inlet. It likes to sleep on the path to his house. continued on page 4

Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula Presents Irresistible Line Up Of Summer Music Festivals Jazz & Oysters moves to a Saturday time slot for a full day and evening of live entertainment with Blues and Seafood As the live entertainment scene continues to grow on Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, established music festivals continue to be the centerpiece of breezy summer times at the beach. Blues and Seafood, Jazz & Oysters and the Waikiki Beach Concert Series offer distinctive outdoor venues and inviting lineups. “Our live music scene is big and growing,” said Andi Day, executive director, Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau. “It’s great to see longtime favorite festivals such as Jazz & Oysters continue as well as more and more small venue live performances happen on a nearly nightly basis.” Melding two great joys of summer, Blues and Seafood ( and Jazz & Oysters (http://watermu- will offer ticket holders two days of musical and culinary fun. Combined tickets for both festivals will be offered again this year. Blues and Seafood will bring top regional blues bands, fresh seafood, micro brews, fine Northwest wine and barbecued Willapa Bay oysters to the Ilwaco waterfront, Aug. 14 and 15. Friday performances (5 to 10 p.m.) include Papa Rocket, North Coast Blues, Cadillac Horns and headliner, The Randy Oxford Band featuring Lady A, as well as the All Star Jam and Trombone Fest. Saturday (4:30 to 10 p.m.) kicks off with The Strange Tones with the Volcano Vixens, The Ken DeRouchie Band, and headliner Hamilton Loomis. Tickets, available for purchase online, are $15 for Friday, $25 for Saturday, and $40 for both days. A combo ticket to Blues and Seafood and Jazz & Oysters is $55.

Jazz & Oysters, August 15, moves to Saturday afternoon and continues to take place on the sprawling green lawns of Wilson Field (25815 Sandridge Road, Ocean Park). The afternoon’s delightful lineup includes The Mel Brown Quintet, Geno Michaels & Soul City, and The Dan Balmer Trio. Complementing the music will be offerings of locally harvested Willapa Bay oysters and a Beer and Wine garden. Tickets for the day (noon to 5 p.m.) are $25 for adults and $13 for children 6 to 18 years of age, with free admission for children under 6 years. The Waikiki Beach Concert Series continues at Cape Disappointment State Park, Ilwaco, with free concerts scheduled for August 8 and August 22 and featuring The Quick & Easy Boys, Dedric Clark and the Social Animals, Honky Tonk Union, and The Winterlings, respectively. Various venues including The

Event volunteers cooking up oysters. Shelburne Restaurant and Pub, Pickled Fish, The Sou’wester and Salt offer live music on a regular basis. Located two hours from Portland and three from Seattle, the Long Beach Peninsula is a longtime favorite for those seeking

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International Order of the Blue Gavel Donates Life Jackets to Hagg Lake by Mike Kondrat President of IOBG District 5 The International Order of the Blue Gavel (IOBG), a society of past yacht club commodores has provided over 30 life jackets to the Safe Kids of Washington County to be used at their life jacket kiosks at Hagg Lake. This donation will resupply worn and lost life jackets at the loaner stations located by the boat ramps in the park. Visitors recreating on the water can borrow life jackets for the day and return them to the kiosk before leaving. “District 5 leadership is very excited to expand our partnership to include the Washington County

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Northwest Experience... continued from page 1 Chet cautioned us about the bears, wolves, cougars and other wildlife in the area. He keeps a large part of the property mowed so that he doesn’t come upon any critter unexpectedly, although that didn’t help when Chet shot a grizzly as it was trying to get into the cabin. When he reported it to the wildlife people, they sent someone out from Vancouver three days later to interview him, and fined him $500 for moving the bear from his front porch of his house. It didn’t matter that they couldn’t come right away due to storms on Johnstone Strait and he and his wife would have to live with the dead bear and any animals that would come to feed on the bear. Ignorance of the law about not moving the critter until wildlife officials inspected it is no defense as Canada has strict laws when it comes to guns and wildlife. Ron who helped move the bear was fined $150.00 for helping Chet.

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While listening to Ron and Chet talk about the experiences on Johnstone Strait and their inlet proved enlightening. We heard of the time that a skipper was yelling so hard at his wife as they were docking that she went up to Chet’s house to borrow his cell phone (no landline or electricity) and called a float plane to take her home. (Keep that one on your mind the next time you yell at your wife, I know that this writer will.) While walking around the Hanson property, we came across the remains of floating logging camps that housed the loggers as they worked in this remote area. Some rafts were just a bunk house, cook shack and equipment shed, while others housed families that used the cook shack as the schoolhouse. These small floating communities are still found all through BC and Alaska harvesting trees, fish or a minerals. There were tales of boats entering the inlet looking for help, or as

Chet McCarthy keeps the property well mowed as not to surprise any bear, wolf, cougers or other wild critters.

we did, just to get out of a storm; tales of finding a skiff with no one in it, bears fighting on the beach or better yet, there seems to be a cross-dressing grizzly in the area with orange lipstick. Hey, I’m just reporting it, and I didn’t make it up. The grizzly found a can of orange marking paint and decided to bite into it exploding paint all over his face… that’s one I’d like to have had a video of. As Becky and I motor sailed up

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Lake Union Boats Afloat Show Drops Anchor September 16, 2015 Seattle’s 37th annual Lake Union Boats Afloat Show gets underway Wednesday Sept. 16th at 11am and continues through Sunday 20th, 2015. From ski boats to sailboats, trawlers to super yachts and everything in between, Boats Afloat has it all. It brings you all the best of boating in one place on beautiful South Lake Union, in sunny September. The show is open from 11:00 am to 7:00 p.m. weekdays and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. weekends. At the show you’ll find there’s a boat for every budget, activity and lifestyle. More than 50 distinct brands of yachts, brokers, and dealers from Washington, Oregon, California, Florida and British Columbia, Canada will display their boats. More than four dozen shore side exhibitors with professional services from marine finance and insurance to electronics, marinas, shipping, yacht linens and yacht maintenance will also exhibit at the show. And if that weren’t enough to entice you, there are tons of fun attractions for the entire family. Selected Attractions and Promotions: • Free daily 45-minute sailboat rides for all ages on Lake Union on 30-40 foot boats through Discover Sailing. • Free 60-minute sailing lessons for kids 8-16 on 13’ Hobie Cat Waves, courtesy of Sail Sandpoint. Lessons will be available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. View the schedule at: www.boat- • Center for Wooden Boats Kids Toy Boat Building. Kids can use traditional tools to build and decorate their own wooden boat and see them float in the pond. (Saturday and Sunday only.) • H a m p t o n Ya c h t G r o u p Women’s Docking Lessons Docking can be nerve wracking —especially in tight spaces, unfamiliar marinas or when the wind or current kicks up. The Hampton Yacht Docking lessons will get participants started on that road to complete confidence. The classes include 25 minutes of classroom training, and 20 minutes of in-water demonstration. Go to for more details and to view the schedule. • Sea Gals: 12s, come get in the

spirit for the Sept. 20 Seahawks/Packers game by meeting the Sea Gals and getting autographed photos. Noon – 2 p.m. Saturday. • Seminar series, presented by Sea Magazine The show will be offering a series of free one-hour seminars with topics for the seasoned boat owner. For a complete list of seminars, seminar times and bios of the presenters, please visit • Half Price Happy Hour: Tickets to the show are half price on Thursday and Friday from 5-7 p.m. Why rush home when you could spend a few hours kicking back and kicking anchors. When the show closes your drive home will be much less stressful!

Summer Boating Requires Good Decision-Making Summer is boating season, compelling flocks of people to visit Oregon’s waterways to cool off and escape the heat. Boating started early with a warm spring, and this summer is turning out to be one for the record books. When heading out to the water, bring your boat and your gear, but don’t forget to bring your good judgment as well. Your judgment could be the difference between a great day on the water and a tragic end. Oregon already has 11 boater deaths this year and we are only half way through the year. This compares to seven deaths in 2014. Of the 11 fatalities, nine were not wearing life jackets, seven were in non-motorized watercraft, and five are being investigated for being under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Many of these deaths were preventable. “This year, “partying” turns out to be a serious killer. Alcohol and drugs are implicated in nearly half the fatalities and it’s like we’ve turned back the clock a decade,” says Randy Henry, Boating Safety Manager for the Marine Board. “Even a small amount of alcohol, when combined with sun and wind can impair your judgment. If you intend to recreate on Oregon’s waters, leave the alcohol and drugs behind, get the right gear, wear your lifejacket and pay attention to your surroundings,” Henry adds. It is essential for boaters to carry the proper equipment, including lights for nighttime operation that conform with state law, even on paddlecraft. Waterways are becoming more crowded as the weather warms and water levels recede, so it is important for smaller craft to be visible, and for all boaters to know the rules of the road. Be vigilant by keeping a constant lookout to the front, the sides and even behind you. On moving water, this includes scouting ahead for obstructions, and not getting into water beyond your abilities. Since June 1, marine patrol deputies have issued more than 300 citations to boat operators, where 37 percent were for life jacket violations (a $260 fine), and 11 individuals were arrested for Boating Under the Influence of Intoxicants (3.5 percent of all cites, up to a year in jail, $6,000 in fines). Nearly 26 percent of all citations relate to violations of the state’s aquatic invasive species laws — either not having an AIS permit, or driving past a signed, mandatory AIS check station when transporting a boat (including paddlecraft on car rooftops). Other common citations include lack of a fire extinguisher when required ($160 fine), violating slow-no-wake zone rules ($260), or not carrying a Boater Education Card ($110). For more information about equipment requirements, rules of the road for paddlecraft and motorized boats, and boating laws and rules, visit






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There’s an investment company out there that advises customers to “Talk to Chuck.” Well, we here at the Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum would like to talk to “Chuck” — Chuck Kellogg— who went on eternal cruise a year ago this September. But maybe he’s listening, anyway, because here’s what we’d like to talk to him about. First off, thanks to you and the Port of Portland for making it possible to move the AFMM’s World War II Landing Craft, Infantry — the LCI(L) 713 — to an upriver moorage at Berth 308, Swan Island. Thanks also to the Oregonian’s intrepid columnist Steve Duin, whose column, “Looking for a Portland Landing for the last of the LCIs” noted the urgency of

finding a secure, decent, and accessible anchorage for the ship. As you may recall it was around 2005 when Gordon Smith and I founded AFMM as a nonprofit group. Our mission was – and still is — to restore the last known LCI, still afloat, to the way it served in World War II. The vessel was a rusting hulk when we took title. Today, ten years later, she looks pretty much ship-shape. We offer free, docent-led tours of the ship from ten to four on almost any Saturday. Our on-board museum tells the important role of LCIs in World War II, in the Atlantic and the Pacific. Did you know that LCI gunboats rocketed Japanese positions on Iwo Jima, two days before the Allies invaded and took the enemy stronghold in February 1945? LCI-713 got underway in September 1944 and has never been out of the water. Because of many amphibious landings, and her age, the hull is pretty thin, and we need

(Left) Mark Stevens (AFMM Treasurer) and Chuck Kellogg.

to get the LCI into dry dock for a new hull bottom. A state grant let us buy the steel plate. We own diesel engines to replace the original engines stripped by the former owner. Now, Chuck, we need to raise about $1 million bucks to put the LCI-713 into dry dock. What would be really great is if LCI (L) 713 could get underway under her own power by late 2017. That’s

when the U.S. navy plans to commission the newest 684’ “Landing Platform Dock” ship—the USS Portland (LPD-27) that carries 14 amphibious assault vehicles manned by the Marine Corps. Other groups are working to have the vessel commissioned here in Portland, Oregon; we at the Amphibious Forces Memorial Museum would be proud to welcome Portland.

Coast Guard Helicopters Rescue Two Crews From Sinking Fishing Vessels A Coast Guard rescue swimmer swam 1,750 yards in 5-foot seas and 30-mph winds to rescue four people after their fishing vessel grounded near Cape Blanco, in southern Oregon on July 21 at 2 am. Petty Officer 2nd Class Darren Harrity, a 27-year-old native of Jupiter, Florida, individually pulled each fisherman more than 250 yards in 57 degree water from their life raft to shore, where they were met by emergency medical services. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend received a report from the crew of Jamie K, a 52-foot commercial fishing vessel,


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The 52-foot commercial fishing vessel Jamie K sits aground near Cape Blanco, Ore., July 21, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station North Bend.

via VHF-FM marine radio channel 16 at 1:40 a.m. stating that they were taking on water and had lost power. The vessel subsequently ran aground, at which time the crew donned survival suits and abandoned ship into their life raft. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station North Bend and two 47-foot Motor Life Boat crews from Coast Guard Detachments at Rogue River and Coquille River launched to assist. The aircrew arrived on scene at 2:49 a.m. and lowered Harrity into the water next to the life raft. Shortly after, the aircrew reported experiencing mechanical issues with the helicopter and was unable to safely complete additional hoists. The aircrew remained on scene until all of the fishermen and rescue swimmer had safely made it to shore and then landed on the nearby beach. “This was a tremendous team effort that demonstrates the strength and importance of the Coast Guard’s rescue swimmer program,” said Cmdr. Robert Workman, chief of response and aviation operations officer at Sector North Bend. “Petty Officer Darren Harrity did a fantastic job pulling four fishermen, each in full survival suits, to shore through waves, surf and darkness.” In the afternoon of the same day, July 21, the Coast Guard on

the north Oregon coast also proved their mettle by rescuing three more fishermen 19 miles off of Tillamook Bay. They radioed for help from the 30-foot fishing vessel Flying Fish, out of Garibaldi, which was taking on water. They were safely hoisted into an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria around 2:30 p.m. The weather and sea conditions were reported as 6 to 10-foot seas with wind speeds of 11mph and gusts up to 27mph. “This case is an excellent example of what to do in an emergency on the water,” said Lt. Cmdr. James Gibson, Jayhawk helicopter pilot at Air Station Astoria. “The fishermen contacted the Coast Guard in a timely manner, were prepared with an emergency beacon, a back-up radio, life jackets and immersion suits. Their preparation helped ensure their safety and made it easy for us to find them.” After the Jayhawk crew safely rescued the fishermen, the MLB crew continued to the vessel’s last known location. Upon arrival to the area at 3:15 p.m., the crew reported that the fishing vessel had sunk and a debris field and an oily sheen were all that remained. The vessel was carrying an unknown amount of fuel when it sank.




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well as mooring fields and dinghy docks. Municipal or privatelyowned marinas as well as boat clubs can install these conveniences including moorings, restrooms (including floating ones), fuel docks, electricity, water and sewage utilities, recycling and pumpout stations, and undertake small dredging projects (up to $200,000) using BIG dollars. Two tiers of funding, both competitive and non-competitive, are available. Projects must be located on water bodies deep enough for boats 26-feet in length staying overnight from one to up to 15 days, and to navigate at a minimum depth of six feet. Matching funds – a 25 percent minimum is required – may not come from other federal sources, but state, local and private funds can be used to match. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) was instrumental in creating the program in 1998 that is viewed today by local municipalities as an economic development tool to attract cruising boats and related boater spending. To date, over $177 million in grants have been awarded. BoatUS suggests that if your community, club or marina is in-

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Broad Reachings by Eric Rouzee The Incredible Shrinking Boat There’s an old sailing adage relating to crew happiness and comfort that goes something like this: for every day you’re at sea, subtract two feet from the total length of the boat for every crew member aboard. In other words, a 40-foot boat with a crew of four at sea for a week will be somewhere around the equivalent of 12 feet in length when you finally make port. Lousy weather or conflicting personalities can increase the shrinkage rate exponentially, and it stands to reason that the opposite holds true as well. I actually tested this theory one year when I chartered a 50-foot Beneteau out of Mexico with eight people on board. By the end of the seven day cruise, I could swear the boat had actually gotten bigger. It may have been the rum and tequila. We’ll never know. A few years ago on the other hand, I received an abject lesson in the “shrinking boat” phenomenon when I volunteered on a delivery from Savannah, Georgia to Shelter Island, New York. The boat, a 44-foot cutter-rigged Crealock named Northstar, was a wellequipped, well-found, proven offshore vessel. The same could be said of our skipper (who in other social circles was usually referred to as my older brother). Day One was sunny, with a decent easterly that powered our three-man crew out of Savannah and well into the Atlantic Ocean. As the wind stiffened and the seas grew, we spent the afternoon crashing through some nice six-to-eight footers, which made our first day at sea all the more exhilarating. Not a bad way to christen the cruise, I thought. By that evening, the rain was coming down in sheets, the wind had shifted out of the northeast, and the Gulf Stream was starting to do a dance that was exhilarating, but for a totally different set of reasons. As water dripped down my neck and coffee splashed up my nose, that 44-foot cutter shrank a good six feet. For the next 36 hours, the winds and seas increased substantially as we approached Cape Hatteras; as the VHS crackled with distress calls to the Coast Guard, we decided that it was preferable to duck into the Intra Coastal Waterway ICW rather than risk trying to round The Graveyard of the Atlantic in a full-on norther. We weren’t terribly thrilled to be headed for “The Ditch” however, and by the time we dropped the hook in the Pamlico River for the night, the boat had shrunk another six or seven feet. The next morning, I got up, answered nature’s call, and tried to pump out the head. Nothing. I checked that the valve was in the open position. Still nothing. One more time, I tried the pump handle and was met face-to-face with a marine head version of Mt. St. Helens. Without going into detail about the various degrees of humiliation I experienced at the hands of this explosion, I can attest that from where I stood, Northstar shrank at least 8 feet at that very moment! By the time we made landfall off the eastern coast of Long Island, we’d weathered seven days of strong north-easterlies right on our nose for the entire trip, and our 44-foot cutter felt like an (8’) Optimist. Our skipper was in a foul mood, and I personally was wondering what a delivery from the BVI to Martinique would be like as I shivered in my foulies and wet clothing. The silver lining for all of us was the knowledge that once we rounded Montauk Point on the eastern end of the island, we’d at least get a nice little beam reach all the way into Shelter Island. We made the turn, raised our main and yankee...and the wind died. It was a fitting, if ironic ending to a never-ending delivery, and our skipper acknowledged the vagaries of ocean sailing by putting Jimmy Buffett on the stereo and bringing a bottle of Pussers Rum up to the cockpit. By the time we berthed at the dock of the Shelter Island Yacht Club a couple of hours later, we could almost be accused of having faint smiles on our faces. It may have been the rum. We’ll never know.

Gorge Yourself If you’re looking for some shoreside sailing entertainment, take a serious look at the upcoming schedule in the Columbia River Gorge. For starters, August 6-9 features the 2015 CSR Marine Melges 24 US National Championship. That’s over forty Melges 24’s from points near and far. Having watched the Portland Melges fleet for a number of years, I guarantee that when you mix 40 of these little speedsters with the typical summertime winds of the Cascade Locks, you will not be bored. August 14-16 brings back a great event in the International Moth Class 2015 National

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Championship. Watching these insane creations fly (literally) around the Gorge never ceases to amaze me, even after the physics of the whole thing was explained to my displacement-based brain. But wait, there’s more! Right when the Moths are doing their thing, one of the coolest, craziest sailing regattas in the country will be taking place as well. Of course, I’m talking about the 8th annual Double Damned Race, August 15, starting in Cascade Locks and finishing (presumably) in The Dalles. This one, more often than not, results in just enough carnage and dramatic GoPro shots that it invariably ends up in any number of national publications and websites. Anyway, for more information, not to mention a full menu of everything that’s going on in the Gorge (sailing-wise at least) head over to and check out all the upcoming events.




Dale’s Corner

by Dale Waagmeester

The Portland “Crime Fighters” Part 2: Continued from last month… So there we were: a crew of Portland sailors, having recently completed the Oregon Offshore, were in Victoria BC, Dale waiting to board the ferry Coho. A large Waagmeester burly thief had ripped the purse of a little old lady, who was now wandering around the Coho parking lot in semishock.My crew mates were scattered to the four winds as they were all chasing after the perp, with various degrees of success. The Coho was all loaded up and ready to head off to Port Angeles, while my van sat waiting alone in the parking lot; the only vehicle not yet aboard. I was talking to a Coho loading supervisor who was telling me that we had to load up NOW! Now that you have the general picture of the situation, we will continue with Part 2 of the story. I could not put the van on the ferry and abandon my buddies, who were all chasing after the bad guy. It would be hours before they could grab another ferry, and then they would have no transportation back to Portland. Waiting was not an option for me as I needed to get home as soon as possible. So what was I to do? My basic instinct told me to ARGUE! I told the loading supervisor that it was unfair to punish my

crewmates for being good citizens. Victoria had thousands of people on the street yet the only people who made an effort to help this poor woman get her purse back was our group of Portland sailors. Everybody else just stood around watching, not wanting to get involved. I thought my buddies should be rewarded, not penalized for their chivalry. There might have been a few curse words involved as well, but it was so long ago I don’t remember the exact dialog. Surprisingly, this seemed to make sense to the loading boss. Instead of blindly following the company regulations, he actually decided to do the right thing and held up the Coho. “I’ll give you 15 minutes”, he said. (I was told later that this was the only time in recent memory that the Coho was held at the dock to wait for passengers.) I started to work my way up the driveway of the Coho loading area in order to get to street level so that I could start rounding up my crewmates and get them loaded up on the ferry. The crowd was still pretty much at a standstill as people continued to watch the drama unfold. The Coho was listing as all of her passengers were lined up on the starboard side, elbowing their way to the rail for a better view of the action. By this time, a few of my unsuccessful crewmates had given







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up the chase and, one by one, were beginning to straggle back to the mother ship; my black van. Suddenly there was a huge cheer, as if someone had scored a goal in the World Cup, followed by wild applause! I turned around to see the Mini Hulkster coming down the Customs Office stairs, flashing his trademark 10,000 watt smile as he held the lady’s purse aloft like a trophy. He marched right over to the victim and handed her the missing purse, while she insisted that he get a reward. Of course, he quickly declined. Hulksters do not need monetary rewards. The applause continued and I turned to see Sergeant Slaughter walking towards us, with the perp in tow. Sergeant Slaughter had his right arm holding the bad guy in a hammer lock, while his left hand had a hold of the scruff of the thief’s neck. The hammer lock was a deep one, with the perp’s wrist being shoved almost to the top of his shoulder blade. The thief was walking on his tip-toes, trying to relieve some of the pressure. It looked quite painful. Unlike the Mini Hulkster, who was flashing a huge smile with his recovered loot, Sergeant Slaughter looked downright ticked off. With his jaw straightened and teeth clenched, his mouth was pulled into a frown. Add to this his reflector glasses and beet-red face and nobody wanted to get near him. He looked like he was going to explode with rage. The crowd parted as he walked through them, towards the van. The multitude continued to applaud. People were lined up on the rail of the Coho while others stood en masse at street level looking on. The scene looked a lot like the gladiators playing the Roman Coliseum. Our two gladiators stood below with their trophies while the masses cheered from above. It was quite a sight. McFast, ever anxious to get in the middle of things, started walking towards the Sergeant. At this time a Customs officer approached Sergeant Slaughter to take custody of the prisoner. “Check his ID” the Sergeant ordered to McFast, as the Sarge’s hands were a bit busy at the time.

McFast checked out the officers ID card and badge and reported back to the Sergeant, “It looks good to me, Sir” in his best military deportment. To the perp’s relief, Sergeant Slaughter handed him over to the Customs officer who handcuffed him and held him in custody until the Victoria constables could arrive. Evidently the bad guy had run into Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum which was next door to the Customs Office on street level. It would be a great story if I could tell you that he ran into an exhibit and stood stone-still in order to look like a wax dummy, but unfortunately for our story, that is not what happened. Instead, he ran into the front door and took off for the depths of the museum, followed closely by the Mini Hulkster and Sergeant Slaughter. He was successful in shaking his pursuers for a moment. As the Mini Hulkster approached a museum patron, he asked her whether she had seen a big guy come running through who was carrying a woman’s purse. The customer did not say a word, only pointing to the door of a maintenance closet. When the Mini Hulkster opened the closet door, there stood the perp with the purse in hand. The bad guy tossed the purse up in the air in the Hulkster’s direction, and took off running again. Surprisingly, the Mini Hulkster let him go. He was a bit intoxicated from drinking Rusty Nails in the van, and he was very winded from the chase. He reasoned that he had what he came for (the purse), and he currently wasn’t in the best shape to start a row with a large man of questionable character. He took the purse and returned to the Coho parking lot amid the before mentioned cheers. The Sarge, however, was not quite so easily satisfied. He caught up with the thief, slammed him into a wall, put him in a hammer lock, and then dragged him out to the Customs officer. The victorious Sarge and Hulkster returned to the van and jumped in. The door slid closed with a crash and I started up the engine. The loading boss gave us

an exaggerated windmill “this way” signal as he bowed, pointing us to a parking spot in the ferry that would guarantee us a “first off” position. The crowd was still cheering as the loading gate was disengaged. Instead of sleeping on the way back, the crew retold the entire story over and over AND OVER. Each crew member had their own account of the story, usually making themselves the hero in their version. The Mini Hulkster was upset because he had ripped his brand new “Mr. Zogs Sex Wax Tshirt as he scaled the cyclone fencing. All through the ride home the Mini Hulk fingered the gaping hole in his shirt, while lamenting, “I can’t believe I tore my brand new Mr. Zogs Sex Wax T-shirt.” I think that we lived through more than 100 tellings of the story before we got to Portland. It was quite a ride home. But that is not the end of the story!A couple of weeks later, the same crew was again headed to Victoria to compete in the Swiftsure Yacht race. When we got to Port Angeles we got the van in the long line to board the Coho and took off for a bite to eat. Truth be told, we were a bit late in getting back to the van in order to start loading. When we got to the front of the boarding line the loading boss pulled us out of the queue and pointed us to a spot well away from the rest of the loaders. We thought that he was going to keep us off of the ferry and delay us until the next trip as punishment for being late back to the van. Instead, after a time he sauntered up to the driver’s side window and asked me, “Aren’t you those crime fighters from Ory-Gone?” “Indeed we are,” I replied. The loading boss waited until all of the other passengers and cars had boarded, and then he waived our van onto the ferry. He had again put us in the first off position for when we got to Victoria. He gave us a little salute as we disembarked and drove off to our Hotel, from then on being known as The Crimefighters!!

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In the Galley with Capt. Sandra Thoma A Week’s Worth of Whales “I had the strangest dream about orcas last night,” I told my husband. We were motoring our Catalina 36, Tranquility, through the windless channel that sits between Spieden Island and San Juan Island, on our way to Victoria, B.C. We planned to spend a few days exploring Victoria with some friends who were visiting from Texas. “I dreamt a large orca swam up to the beach and spoke to me,” I continued. Roy raised his eyebrows and gave me the “Yea, sure, honey” look he gives me when I insist that bananas are bad luck on a boat. There have been lots of orca sightings in the islands recently, so I was not surprised to see a line of whale-watching boats as we rounded the west side of San Juan Island. I pulled out the binoculars and admired the breach and breath of our sea-going cousins. Lovely, I thought; I dreamt of whales and there they are. Thinking that was the length and breadth of any prophecy the dream might have held, I turned the helm south-west towards our destination. There was wind in the strait, more than a slight breeze, and the bow splashed in the cat’s paws and we made a joyous seven knots. I relaxed in my favorite place at the helm while Roy napped, stretched out in the seat next to me. Some blissful minutes or perhaps hour later, he woke from his nap. “Are we getting close?” he asked. I looked around and noted we were fairly far to the north of where we’d seen the orcas. While the boat was bouncing along, sails pulling, rail almost in the water, the current had been pushing us steadily away from our destination. “Uh, no,” I said embarrassed that the fullness of the sails had completely overridden my helming skills, “I think it’s time to start the iron genny. Can you help me take the sails in?” I turned head to wind and Roy started to haul on the furling line. Then we heard a large, watery exhale, followed by a “splush.” We stared in astonishment as the very large fluke of an orca appeared in the air in front of us, and an equally large dorsal fin disappeared in the water next to us. We counted breathless seconds, both of us staring at the sole of the cockpit. “Stay down, stay down, stay down,” I whispered to the being under our boat. There was no crashing or cracking… ..disaster was not striking. We looked to the opposite side of the boat where the dorsal fin appeared as if on cue. There was a spray of breath, then the whale dove again, continuing on his way north. Roy and I plopped down in the cockpit and stared at each other, sails flapping noisily about. “It was so BIG,” Roy said, his eyes like saucers. My breath coming in little gasps. “I think it was as big as our boat,” Roy said, turning his head from stem to stern as if to confirm the measurement. I managed to utter an “uh huh”. “Wow,” we said at the same time. The next day I related the event to our friend Maria. She and her husband, Paul, had arrived in Victoria earlier that day. We were in the galley together, cutting up avocados and tomatoes and flipping blue corn tortillas in a pan. We were prepping tacos to have for dinner while watching Canada

Day fireworks. “It was a crazy coincidence,” I said. “So I found this at the night market,” I showed her a pewter necklace I’d purchased of a traditional Native American design of an orca diving. Maria stared at the necklace, then disappeared in to the stern berth. She reappeared with something in her hand, and called to Roy. He was in the cockpit watching float-planes with Paul. “Paul and I went to a whale museum on our trip to Iceland last month. I bought two of these at the museum. I don’t know why I bought two, and I had no idea until now why I brought this one with us on this trip. She opened her palm and presented Roy with a pewter whale fluke on a black leather cord, just like the cord my necklace was on. Orca dreams. They have the strangest way of coming true. Oh, and by the way, it really is bad luck to have bananas aboard! Some notes on Victoria and Northwest Tacos: There are lots of fantastic

restaurants, food vendors and pubs all within walking distance of the causeway floats in Victoria, B.C. If you haven’t been there yet, it is a must-see destination. We decided to duck the crowds and enjoy the view of the harbor from the cockpit of our boat. Dinner aboard Tranquility also gave me a chance to get to know Paul and Maria – who Roy has known since they were young pups in the early days of Compaq computers – in the quiet of our “home” We sipped cool white wine, and watched the lights come up on the Empress Hotel and Parliament buildings as the sun sank. Roy and Paul watched float planes come and go, and Maria and I bonded in the age-old tradition of chatting in the galley. A yummy pork shoulder that Roy and I grilled on our Weber grill back in Deer Harbor provided the basis for tacos. I wasn’t sure how the BBQ sauce would go with the salsa but it turned out to add a wonderful, moist, and tangy, roasted all-day flavor to the tacos. Just the basics here:

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• BBQ pork shoulder, sliced in to thin strips • Blue corn tortillas, warmed in a flat, hot pan (Keep the tortillas warm by wrapping them in a clean towel, dampened with hot water) • Slices of pepper jack cheese • Cherry tomatoes, sliced in half • Avocado slices

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Destination: Astoria, Warrenton & Ilwaco What to Do off the River in Astoria and Warrenton Photos by Peter Marsh Drink Up at Local Brewers, Distillers and Coffee Shops • Astoria is home to Buoy Beer, Fort George Brewery, Astoria Brewing Company, Rogue Ales Public House and Hondo’s Brew & Cork. All five are part of the North Coast Craft Beer Trail with ten locations between Astoria and Cannon Beach. Located on the site of the original 1811 settlement of Astoria, Fort George Brewery offers a range of innovative ales, lagers, stouts and even a Wasabi Ginger Ale. Alternatively, Buoy Beer is located over the river close to the shipping lane. . • North Coast Distilling is Astoria’s first distillery, opening in 2014. Starting with Bar Pilot Vodka, Shanghaied Rum and Uncle Scary’s Moonshine. Ask about their infused spirits. Need a pick-me-up? Located under the Astoria-Megler Bridge in the his-

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Things Are Looking Up in Ilwaco! Coho Charters and Motel owner Butch Smith recalls the struggles the tiny seaside town of Ilwaco endured following the Great Recession of late 2007 and 2008 – businesses closed, tourism numbers fell and visitor spending dropped. Standing in the portfacing lobby of Coho Charters earlier this month, Smith, a Port of Ilwaco commissioner, saw a wave of revitalization washing over Ilwaco. At this time last year he counted about five vacant storefronts along Ilwaco’s port. Smith now counts just one or two. “You can definitely see that we’re scratching our way out of the real

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America’s Cup Tour to visit the Northwest Maritime Center As part of a national America’s Cup Tour, the schooner “America” will be here on Sunday, August 9, with opportunities for the public to tour the boat, view a free presentation, and go for an evening sail. The yacht is a painstaking replica of the original “America,” which in 1851 stunned the world by winning the legendary sailing race around the Isle of Wight and won the trophy that now bears her name, the America’s Cup. A multimedia presentation will be made by Troy Sears, owner of the yacht “America,” at noon in the Maritime Meeting Room. The program includes an overview of


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2015 Collector Car & Classic Boat Show On August 23, Oswego Heritage Council invites the public to join us in celebrating the beauty and function of over 300 collector cars and over 40 classic boats. Recreation has been a long-time hobby of Lake Oswego residents and what better way to honor that tradition than spending a day at the park, lake and river viewing rare cars and boats. This show spans three locations within the city of Lake Oswego: • George Rogers Park • Lakewood Bay and • Foothills Park This event is free to the public! Sponsorship opportunities are available and new this year is an opportunity for vendors to set up a tent at the event. Registration can be done online or by mailing in a form. Please be aware that there is a $10 registration fee for cars and motorcycle and your registration will not be complete until we have received the fee. If you have any problems with registration, please contact 503-635-6373 or email oswegoheritage@

Things Are Looking Up ...continued from page 12 “We both really like that there are so many aspects of a working port here,” Brown said. “We really want to develop the property as a social place to stay.” Smith said the arrival of Salt Hotel should only bolster port business. “I like to see new businesses coming in,” Smith added. “the hotel will certainly fill a void for the waterfront rooms we lost.” Near Salt Hotel is the Don Nisbett Art Gallery, which has called Ilwaco’s port home since 2003, when he opened a booth at the

Saturday Market. He moved into a storefront location in 2005. Two other galleries – Shoalwater Cove Gallery and the ArtPort Gallery – are nearby. Nisbett recorded his highest sales in 2014 and hopes to top those numbers at the end of 2015. That trend could well continue throughout Pacific County, where spending increased 24 percent between 2011 and 2014, and the first quarter of 2015 saw the county’s lodging tax increase 21 percent compared to 2014. “It’s like an


artist’s dream come true,” Nisbett said. For an artist, your location is like a frame around your work.” The port also continues to be bolstered by longtime fixtures Jessie’s Ilwaco Fish Company and Olebob’s Seafood Market, who ensure that Ilwaco is still a “working” port with commercial fishing vessels unloading all kinds of catches around the clock. So there’s no excuse for not having a fresh fish dinner in a local restaurant, on board your boat, or ready to take home on ice.

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What to Do ...continued from page 12 at Fort Stevens Military Museum. There’s more history in the city of Astoria! Visit the spectacular the Columbia River Maritime Museum, Flavel House, and County Heritage Museum. Challenge your fear of heights-at High Life Adventures, a zipline adventure course on 30 wooded acres near Fort Clatsop. Take the eight-run course through the hills, over lakes and into the arms of their experienced guides. Some lines are nearly half a mile long. Discover the Reel Astoria-- Go on a self-guided movie site tour to spot scenes from films shot in Astoria like The Goonies, Kindergarten Cop, Free Willy, The Ring II and more. Or check out the Oregon Film Museum for a condensed view of film-making in the state and a well-known Goonies location.

A Downtown Walking Tour • Take in the artwork at Astoria’s galleries, including Fernhill Glass by the Fort George and Dave McMacken Graphics on 10th St with amazingly detailed depictions of boats around the waterfront. Discover salvaged treasures at Vintage Hardware, unique Scandinavian gifts at Finn Ware, the beauty apothecary at Flourine & Co., bright imported crafts at Cargo, hand-crafted jewelry and hard-to-find vinyl at Commercial Astoria, and great kids wear at the Curious Caterpillar. Shop for souvenirs at the Astoria Sunday Market, which runs into October, on 12th Street in downtown Astoria. • Tour the Astoria Riverwalk by foot, bike or rail. Hop on the Old 300 Riverfront Trolley, a restored 1913 trolley that runs 2.6 miles along the Columbia River. Worked up an appetite? There are a host of

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Ocean Alexander Will Debut A New Model Built in the United States Alexander Marine International, the importer of Ocean Alexander yachts, is pleased to announce the design and construction of a new motoryacht model, the 70e, which will be built in Florida. The 70e is the first model of the new Evolution Series of yachts by Ocean Alexander. It’s being built in a state-of-the-art facility using the latest technologies to refine and improve boat-building, located in Merritt Island, Florida. The Evolution series is designed by Evan K. Marshall, world-renowned naval architect, who first began designing for OA with the Megayacht line and has updated and refreshed the current line-up of all new OA yacht models. “The 70e is an example of the evolution within the Ocean Alexander product line. It’s an evolution in our design, in the engineering, how it’s built, as well as where it’s being built,” explains Richard Allender, Director of US Operations. “We looked at the entire industry and decided there was a need to build a product uniquely suited for a specific market and to position it so that we’re able to meet rapid supply demands in yachts of this size range. We were able to find a facility with incredible technologies to build this boat in a ground-breaking fashion and we’re all very excited for the debut.”



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Mercury Marine to release new Marine Board Approves Round One Grants for the Coast and Portland/Metro Boating Facilities Flo-Torq propeller hub system North The Oregon State Marine 23, in Salem. The agency received $2,404,966 in state funds and Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, introduces the Flo-Torq SSR HD, a propeller hub system designed to improve shift noise and vibration on high-horsepower outboards that use a heavy-duty 1.25-inch propeller shaft. This new hub system is the first of its kind to employ Mercury's new SSR technology. SSR stands for Soft Shift Rubber, which delivers a 25 percent improvement in shift noise and vibration during shifting events. The SSR hub delivers these benefits without sacrificing the strength and durability of a solid hub designed for high-performance marine engines. The SSR system starts off with a traditional solid steel hub, but adds a bonded rubber sleeve to one end of the hub that provides cushioning to the

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Changes at the Cathlamet Brewery After being open for nearly a year and a half, we have expanded our market to over 100 restaurants and bars in SW Washington and we are brewing more beer per month than we ever thought possible,” says Richard Erickson, managing partner at RiverMile 38 Brewing Company. “The heat of summer is here and our business is growing fast. We are producing beer as fast as we can. Our goal of brewing great beer is our number one priority and we appreciate that our community and customers show their continuing support by spreading the word and coming back to drink RM 38 beer.” RM38 has experienced an incredible start to a business that has

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Sportfishing Businesses Applaud Reauthorization of Land and Water Conservation Fund The Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association (NSIA) applauds the inclusion today of Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) reauthorization in the Senate Energy bill. Senator Lisa Murkowski (RAK), chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), ranking member of the committee, announced today that they had reached a compromise on the energy bill, and that it includes reauthorization for LWCF. LWCF is scheduled to expire in September after 50 years of helping create and improve parks and public lands throughout the nation. “Our members do business in both Washington and Alaska, so we are particularly proud of Senator Cantwell and Senator Murkowski for working together and creating a path forward for keeping the Land and Water Conservation Fund alive,” said Liz Hamilton, executive director of NSIA. While NSIA has significant concerns about portions of the bill relating to hydroelectric power and impacts on fish passage, NSIA is pleased that there is real bipartisan movement to permanently reauthorize LWCF, with no damaging effects to the program, before it expires on September 30. LWCF has contributed more than half a billion dollars to Washington state and more than a quarter billion to Oregon in its 50-year history. LWCF reinvests a small portion of offshore oil and gas royalties into onshore land and water conservation projects. According to economic studies, sportfishing is big business, and public lands support sportfishing. A study by Southwick Associates on behalf of NSIA concluded that on Mount Hood's Sandy River, one of hundreds of LWCF sites in the Northwest, anglers spent $680 million on trip-

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26’ to 36’ slips on the Columbia River opposite PDX Airport. Avoid I-5 congestion. Secure card lock parking. Call Bill at Rodgers Marina 503-2871101 1978 Island Gypsy Trawler 36, Quad Cabin with 2 heads. Galley up. Full electronics with AutoHelm. Fly Bridge with Bimini. Twin 120hp Ford/Lehman engines. Down Riggers. Fiberglass hull. Tender with 9hp Mercury. $35,999. Devin Oltmanns 503-724-2756

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.. Reduced to $75,000. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467.

50’ Hargraves Boathouse 1980 Well size: 43'3'' L x 13'10'' Wide x 14'3'' Tall. This is perfect for large expres or classic wooden boat, $45,000. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467

COVERED One 50’ and one 35’ slip $120 per mo. BEAUTIFUL CHANNEL ISLAND MARINA. SECURED GATE, WATER, RESTROOMS, SHOWER. ELECTRIC BILLED SEPARATELY. UPPER MULT. CHANNEL INFO CALL 503-805-4660 or 503- 446-8692 72' Larson Boathouse 1994. Upgraded w/new lighting-interior siding-20' electric door-insulation. Includes remotely monitored fire-smoke-heat alarm system. Water Rights included (2250 sq. ft.) @ Columbia River Yacht Club. Application required. Well size 60' X 18' X 20' Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467

1983 Tollycraft 26' Cruiser . Crusader V-8 engine (chevy) 911 hrs, 75 gal fuel, dual controlsbridge/cabin, newer electric head, complete galley, sleeps 4 adults, red dot cabin heat + propane, depth finder, radio, compass. $18,500. Bob 541-490-2095


50 52' Boathouse Hargraves remodel "Interior-exterior upgrades, newer stringers, new electric door, overhead electric winch & track. Includeds 1274 sq. ft. of water rights at Columbia River Yacht Club. Membership application required. Overall 52' 6" X 26' 4" Well size 38' X 15" x 16' Was $50,000. NOW $39,995. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467

1981 52 Ft. Cheoy Lee motor sailor, twin 120 Ford Lemans turning 3-bladed stainless steel props. Fuel cap. 1200 gal., water cap. 600 gal. (2 tanks). Vessel surveyed fall of 2014 by A. Mazon & Associates, Accredited Marine Surveyors. New shafts, couplings, new strut bearings Spring of 2015 along with bottom paint and zincs. Three fuel tanks inspected and cleaned using inspection plates. New exhaust hoses installed on engines and genset. Equipped with washer/dryer. New Hydronix heating system, insulation and headliner. Teak deck removed and replaced with All Grip. New 12” GPS/chartplotter, moored St. Helens, OR. Live aboard slip available. Asking $165,000. Call Brad 503-3974162



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

64' Custom Boathouse 1985 $75,000. 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

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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


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MULTNOMAH YACHT HARBOR - Slip for Boathouse Available - Slip space for up to 32’ to 34’W and up to 65’L Floating Boat House (nonresidential 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 503-7371651x0 or e-mail: 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

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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. Floating Home Spaces Size Moorage 50’x55’ $700 30’x55’ 564 40’x55’ 650 Boathouse 35’x55’ $350 Rocky Pointe Marina - 503-543-7003

OPEN HOUSE July 26th. Columbia Ridge MarinaCustom Built home By Marc Even. Warm Contemporary with River &Mt Hood Views. Designed for the slip, this home offers about 2500 sf and outdoor entertaining to its fullest. High end finishes, Room for Boats and water toys.Please take the photo tour Offered at $699,900. RML# 15448923. Please call Susan Colton for a private showing 503-936-0161



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KADOWS MARINA- $135,000. Lots of space, duplex style. Large Unit is 2bdrm/2ba. Small 1/1. Private front porches and back decks. Room for a boat. New Stringers, about 1629 sf. Slip “L”. 10612 NW Lower River Road. Call Susan Colton 503-9360161

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PENDING Contemporary on the Columbia River! Impeccable Hayden Island Home is an architectural masterpiece. Gated & Private, this extraordinary property has floor to ceilings walls of glass offering breathtaking un-obstructed views of the Columbia River and beyond. About 4000 sf 3 bdrm, plus separate office RMLS #15486770 Offered at $995,000 Please call Susan Colton for a private showing 503-936-0161

1845 N Jantzen Ave

1849 N. Jantzen Ave.

531 NE Bridgeton Rd #6

1bd/1ba This well-maintained sunny cottage . Forced air heat and open floor plan. Good floatation. Slip ownership & low HOA. Can moor 25’ boat. $208,000. Buy Slip only: $95K. Gated Private moorage. Call Jane.

2BD/1BA + Office. Beautifully renovated. Hi ceilings & Brazilian Cherry flrs., gas firepl. Lg boat well! Slip ownership , low HOA. $288,000. Call Jane.

1BR/1BA Wonderful outside slip w/great views. Large swim float. Vaulted w/open flr plan. Immaculate w/brand new carpet. This home is a true gem. $198,000 Call Sue

559 NE Bridgeton Rd #1

19609 NE Marine DR H-1

2BD/1BA Light & bright cottage w/open ceilings, skylights; loft w/extra storage. Lrg swim float. In desirable Bridgeton area. Small/private moorage. $168,000. Call Jane.

2BD/2BA Outside slip with lovely views.. Hdwd flrs, gas firpl, New kitchen w/high end appli, custom cabinets. Many updates including logs & stringers. Huge 45’ boatwell w/ storage & wkshop. Pristine, gated moorage. $199,900. Call Sue.


#12 Paradise Moorage - Scappoose, OR. 1 bed., 1.5 baths, 3 decks, concrete swim float with stand offs, jet ski or small boat ramp, room for 30 ft. boat behind house. $105,000 TC Diving (503) 890-9595

6901 SE Oaks Park Way #19

17537 NW Sauvie Is. #47

2bd/1.1ba Waterfront property at its best! Custom designed home has spectacular river views in prestigious OYC. Flr to ceil windows, vaulted ceil., great updates. Gas frpl, granite cntrs, Slip ownership w/3 swim floats incld. Kayak, sail, fish. $648,000 Call Jane

Spacious Large, 2 bed/ 1 ba Unobstructed river views! Vaulted, Gas fireplace in Livingrm leads to covered deck. Master has deck and gorgeous views! Second floor open deck with rustic cabin for fun. On green desirable Sauvie Island—close to downtown! $249,000. Call Jane.

1837 N. Jantzen Ave. 1BD/1BA 740 sqft. Cute, cozy, & immaculate, this home has been totally remodeled in ’06 & updated in ’09. Quality and attention given to the details. Exceptional home for a get-away or full-time living. Slip ownership & lrg swim float included. Low HOA. $229,000. Call Jane.

1815 N. Jantzen Ave. Nice sized slip (31’x64’) in lovely location for sale. Build & bring in, or buy a home and move it to this desirable gated & private moorage. Low HOA covers water, sewer, garbage, parking, security & more. Conveniently located near shops. $110,000. Call Jane.

2915 NE Marine Dr. G-4 2BR/1BA Special Boathouse combo w/hi ceilings; granite counters, bamboo flr. Great livability w/ open kit/din area. Oversized Travertine shower. Huge 40x16 boatwell w/18’ remote door. Fully furnished & move-in ready. $145,000. Call Sue.

SOLD 27448 NW St. Helens #400

559 NE Bridgeton #A

3 bd/2ba plus large utility, enclosed boatwell, plus separate tender with workshop below and office above. 35 ft outside mooring. Fabulous views in all directions. Slip included! Private gated moorage. $425,00. Call Jane.

3BD/3BA 1800sf Built in ’06. Wonderful flr pln w/all the conveniences. 2 Mstr Suites w/balconies. Private moorage on desirable Bridgeton. $276.000. Call Jane.

#46 Paradise Moorage - Scappoose, OR. 2015 Complete Remodel! 2 beds, 1 large bath, large loft, NEW - logs, stringers, deck, roof, countertops, appliances, etc. Must see! Bank financable. $165,000. TC Diving. 1080 sq. ft. downstairs. (503) 890-9595

1661 N. Jantzen Ave. 2 bd/1 ba Classic river home- huge spacious rooms, open bright. Separate finished tender included for office/ guest room. Oversized slip included in sale. Outside ship! Low moorage fees. $289,000. Call Jane.


2630 N Hayden Island Drive #40 2BR/3 full baths. Fabulous home in desirable moorage. Slip ownership/2 car garage. 30’ boat well. Heat pump w/AC. Sunny & bright with wonderful potential. New price $349,000. Call Sue.

1677 N. Jantzen Ave

23690 N.W. St. Helen’s U-82

3 bedrm/2.5 ba. Bright w/hickory flrs, granite, 3 BR/2 full bath, Outside Slip with views of marble. Outside slip w/river views. Slip Owner- Sauvie & Mtn, Master with large Balcony, Open ship, low fee. 2 lrg swim floats. Can moor lrg Kitchen. New Low Price $211,000. Call Sue. boat. $399,950. Call Jane.

27448 NW St Helens Rd #424

2bd/1.5 ba 3 levels of great living on Mult. Channel. Mid-level kitch w/Great Room & lrg deck. Uppr BR w/ balcony. 19' Boatwell w/remote. $199,000. Call Sue.



430 N Tomahawk Island Dr. 1BR/2BA Charming former firehouse. Rugged steel construction. Lrg kitchen w/island. Gas frpl and atrium windows in LR. Great views from outside slip. Room to moor your boat. $285,000. Call Sue.

Lovely 1600sq ft two bedroom two bath floating home with beautiful channel views located at Paradise Moorage in Scappoose. Low taxes and moorage fee. Fish from your deck! $167,113 503381-2178


34326 Johnsons Landing B-10

2BD/2BA w/office, shop/utility. Great flr plan! Views in all directions w/decks. Recent updates incl gourmet ktch, granite, hrdwds, gas frplc. Outside slip incl. Low HOA. $429,000. Call Jane.

27448 N.W. St. Helens #478 2bd/2ba Spacious home, outside slip. Great views.Liv Rm w/Gas firpl, open kitch, Mstr suite w/gas firepl.Separate tender. Slip included! $329,000. Call Jane.


1939 N. Jantzen

23564 NW St Helens N-8

2BR/2BA Vaulted living rm w/gas frplc exits to lrg deck. Upper Master w/full bath & walk-in closet. Main flr has 2nd bedrm for guests/roommates. Gated moorage w/SLIP OWNERSHIP. Priced to sell at $175,000. Call Sue.

3BR/2BA Totally remodeled inside & out! New heat pump w/AC,new windows,appliances & washer/dryer. New kitchen/bath granite. Steel stringers. Video at $205,000 call Sue.

23666 NW St. Helens U-72 1BD/1BA/ & office. Remodeled with love, this charming home is on a terrific outside Mult Channel slip. Liv Rm w/fireplace. French drs to large swim float. $175,000. Call Sue.

18525 NE Marine Dr. D-2 4BD/3BA Custom built by Marc Even. State of the art : simple elegance. Floor to ceiling windows. Gleaming wood flrs, Openness throughout. Multiple balconies & decks, including 3rd fl sunning deck. Slip ownership in premier Moorage. Moor 40’ boat. $575,000 Call Jane or Sue.

221 N Bridgeton Studio/1bath Special studio home w/sleeping loft. Warm wood flooring, hrdwoods, lots of windows & skylights. Extra swim float. Located in popular Bridgeton community. $60,000. Call Sue.