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Tacoma Maritime Festival July 18 &19 This year on July 18 and 19 the Tacoma Maritime Fest promises a raft of fun new exhibits and events. The Foss Waterway Seaport museum will have an HO scale model railway on display, a unique maritime-themed Lego exhibit, a story-telling mermaid, a marine biology education center and even a knitting corner where kids and kids-at-heart can join in creating a huge sea creature out of yarn. And of course, there must be pirates! They will roam the grounds, regaling guests with tales of the sea and undoubtedly demonstrating their ability to “talk like a pirate.” Boaters big and small can walk the docks and board the various boats on display, including the Sea Scouts’ M/V Charles N Curtis, where young people can learn what it takes to be a Sea Scout. These capable young sailors will be showing off their line-handling and safety skills, and will offer guests the chance to learn how to throw and heave a line, toss a safety ring, and perform a rescue with a life sling or Stoke Stretcher.

Sea Scouts who have mastered these and many other nautical skills can take you out on a relaxing Walker Bay sail boat ride. The Tacoma Fire Department’s M/V Destiny will be in attendance to show you how they fight fires on the waterfront. If that’s not enough to satisfy the boater in you, try your hand at maneuvering remote- controlled sailboats or remote controlled tugs (or both!) during their on-the-water demonstrations. Of course, many of our guests’ favorite activities and spectacles will be returning as well, including the free Port of Tacoma tours (Sunday only), the Quick and Dirty Boat Building Contest (Saturday only), toy boat building, and live music all weekend. Maritime Fest’s Art Initiatives are coming back in a big way this year. Wunderkammer, an exhibition featuring some of the Pacific Northwest’s foremost artists, will cleverly embed artworks inspired by the “wunderkammer,” or cabinet of curiosity, with the Foss Waterway Seaport’s permanent collections. Artistic kids will also

(Above) Sea Scouts M/V Charles N. Curtis (Right) Relaxing sail boat rides on the water.

be featured in their own exhibit: a design contest for next year’s Maritime Fest poster! And last, but definitely not least, kids will have the chance to help paint a maritime mural on a sail. The finished mural will be displayed in the Seaport for all who wish to see it! Come and join the fun for all the family!



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James M. Mast, August 5, 1942 to April 17, 2015 Columbia River boaters will remember Jim as Harbormaster at the Elochoman Slough Marina in Cathlamet. Jim was born in Longview on Aug. 5, 1942, to James and Elva (Neuman) Mast. He was a lifelong Cathlamet resident and graduated from Wahkiakum High School in 1960. He served three years in the Army, then returned to Cathlamet. The first time you met Jim, he came across as gruff. However, as you got to know him, you learned he was someone with a big heart and willingness to help everyone.

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He was an active community member who spent time on the Wahkiakum School Board, Cathlamet City Council, and as a Cathlamet Volunteer Fireman. Jim passed away on April 17th at Hospice Care in Longview. He is survived by his wife Carol, daughter Carrie, sons Mike, Chris and Luis, plus stepdaughter Joannie and stepsons, Garrett and Clay. Jim Mast had 13 grandchildren and remembered by his many friends in Wahkiakum County and the Columbia River boating community.

School’s out – time to go fishing Wondering how to fill those lazy summer days? Why not take yourself and/or your family fishing? Let ODFW show you how to get started with the new video series “How to fish for trout in Oregon.” Find a link on the Learn to Fish page at ODFW.com.


which are a little better adapted to warm conditions. • If you plan to release fish: use barbless hooks, land fish quickly and keep fish in the water while you unhook them. • Refer to the most recent Recreation Report for the latest updates regarding changes in stocking schedules, fishing regulations or boating conditions.

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CRYA Golf Tournament September 12 Columbia River Yachting Association announces its first annual golf tournament on Sept. 12, at Wildwood Golf Course located at 21881 NW St Helens Rd, Portland, OR. Sign- up time is 7am with an 8 am shot-gun start. After the tournament lunch will be provided at Multnomah Channel Yacht Club and a no-host bar will be open. The tournament is open to all boaters and businesses. You do not have to belong to a club to join us. One of CRYA’s major fundraisers each year has been a raffleticket drive. The money raised is used to fund development of new public boating facilities and repair of existing ones...all of which are available to the public. This year, they are replacing the raffle ticket drive with a boat-club golf tournament. The club has three goals: 1. Raise money to continue funding CRYA boating projects. 2. Get boaters together for some off the water recreation.

3. Promote a fun event for CRYA members. Club membership has many benefits: organized and themed cruises, family-oriented events, joining the larger boating family of club members who treasure our local waters. Most clubs provide clubhouse amenities, discounted moorage, fuel and outstation privileges. About the Tournament: • 18-Hole Tournament • Open to all CRYA members and guests • 4 Players per team using a Scramble Format • Space for 31 Teams COST: • $340 per Team or $85 per Person • Entry includes: green fees, kart, swag bag and lunch at MCYC


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line to sign up at these prices is Sept 1 — then the price will double. Reserve by going to www.crya.us/ golf_tournament or email: golftournamentchair@ crya.us. They also have sponsorships available for people who want to promote their business during the event. About CRYA: Columbia River Yacht Association (CRYA) is a group that represents 19 clubs and has over 2000 members. CRYA keeps clubs aware of local, state and federal government activities and rulemaking that effects boaters, promotes development of new recreational boating facilities and promotes safe boating. Among that any many other boating interests, CRYA puts on the Opening Day parade every year on the Columbia River to celebrate the first day of our boating season.

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NOTS Boating Club held its annual Coon Island Clean Up cruise the weekend of June 20. This year, they were joined by members from Rose City, Grand Banks, St Helens yacht clubs as well as a couple of independent cruisers. In total, 31 people participated in cleaning and painting ten picnic tables, removing over 14 fallen trees and clearing the entire trail system, around and through the island, of brush, tall grass and blackberries. After the work was done, the

group gathered and relaxed while volunteers from NOTS grilled pork tenderloins for a well-deserved potluck dinner. Later in the evening, they joined together in the picnic shelter to welcome the summer solstice with a refreshing berry spritzer and a bonfire. The next day found some of the crew moving a little slow and more than a few band aids covered blisters. In spite of the aches and pains, everyone agreed it was worth the effort and said they would be back next year to do it again.

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Swap Meet at Schooner Creek Boat Works Saturday, August 1 It’s time to empty out you dock box and your boat lockers and sign up for the Marine Swap Meet at Schooner Creek Boat Works in Portland, Ore. The event takes place Saturday, August 1, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Reserve a space and bring your new or used marine gear, or just come and find that piece of gear you were looking for. The meet takes place in the boat yard at Schooner Creek, 3255 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland, OR 97217. There will be food on hand, and you can get a firsthand view of Schooner Creek’s facilities. Admission is free, and it is only $25.00 for a 10’x 10’ display space to sell your items (please bring your own table or tarp). All proceeds from the seller fees benefit the Columbia Riverkeepers. It’s sure to be a great event for

everyone involved, and a great way to clean out your surplus marine supplies, or find something that’s perfect for your boat. For more information or to reserve a space, contact Sara Schick

at Schooner Creek Boat Works. Sara can be reached at 503-7350569, or by e-mail at customersrv@schoonercreek.com. Deadline to reserve a space is Friday, July 3.

Royal Marine Expands New Yacht Brands and Brokerage For years, Royal Marine Yacht Sales has assisted clients navigate the yacht purchase process. Now, our new affiliation with Silver Seas Yacht Sales enables us to provide inventory choices across the entire United States. Whether you desire a new or a proven yacht, Royal Marine Yacht Sales is uniquely equipped to serve you. We pride ourselves on our sales history, attention to detail and high levels of customer satisfaction. We are also proud to have been chosen to be Oregon's new boat dealer for Carver, Marquis, Four Winns, Cruisers Yachts and more. We invite you to come and view the new exciting models on display from Cruisers Yachts. Featured at our store are the all new 310 Express and the 41 Cantius. Both vessels are equipped with Volvo Penta power. The Cantius is powered by the Volvo Penta Inboard Propulsion System or IPS, which permits more living space forward than is usual in a 41 footer. The helm controls feature the Volvo Penta sterndrive joystick system. The layout accommodates two staterooms and two heads. The 310 features a perfectly integrated open salon and galley, a forward stateroom double berth and a mid-settee in the salon that easily converts into a large double berth. If you are selling your yacht, our consigned, professionallymarketed vessels generate higher sales values than sale-by-owner offerings. A large percentage of listings represented by our brokerage are sold for the majority of the initial asking price. Yacht evalua-

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The biggest salmon ever seen leaped into the Port of Astoria’s West End Mooring Basin. and has been astonishing every fisherman who sees it! Equally surprising is the origin of this beautiful piece of artwork: it was created by students at Knappa High School. It was cut from a sheet of aluminum in the class of woods/metals teacher Tim Kamppi and painted by art teacher Janet Hockman’s class. It has a Columbia River sunset scene with a fishing boat on the reverse side and sits next to the Astoria Riverwalk. There are actually two salmon signs, purchased at the Knappa Schools Foundation dinner and auction in February by commercial real estate developer Terry Lowenberg. He donated them back to the school, which suggested to the Port that they be installed close to the east and west basins. The classes also cleaned up trash along the Riverwalk during a May Day celebration.

New State Report Highlights Non-Motorized Boating In 2014, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and the State Marine Board partnered in a first-of-its-kind survey to Oregonians who participate in non-motorized recreational boating on pubic waterways. The goal was to better understand current boating patterns and future needs from this rapidly growing sector in boating. Non-motorized boats includes craft that rely on paddles or oars for propulsion, from drift fishing to standup paddle boarding. The survey included questions about use characteristics, boating locations, sought after experiences, and preferences, priorities, as well as cost drivers such as fees and how those fees are spent. Oregon State University was contracted to conduct the survey and analyzed the results. Highlights from the report include: • Most survey respondents indicated strong support for the Oregon Scenic Waterways program with the three most popular suggestions for scenic waterway additions being the Crooked River, McKenzie River, and Willamette River.

• Support was greatest for restricting development along shores, followed by "pack in, pack out" requirements, more public access points, and more water-accessible campsites. • Across various boating issues, car safety and increased access were rated as most important. • The majority of boaters were supportive or neutral with respect to an increased annual fee, but a significant minority opposed such a program. • The SCORP 2011 survey data indicate 4.4 million annual boater user days, which generated $114 million in expenditures across the state. In turn, this expenditure supported 1,084 jobs, $34 million in labor income, and was associated with another $54 million in value added spending. When out-of-state visitors are included, the estimated amounts increase to 1,258 jobs, $39 million in labor income, and $63 million in value added spending.

Personal Watercraft Welcome at Port of Camas-Washougal

• Covered and open moorage slips for 350 recreational boats (up to 40 ft.) • 4-lane launch ramp, open 24/7. • Guest dock with electricity. • 14 new uncovered slips w/electricity. • Parks & floating restaurant. • Fish & Wildlife licensing kiosk. • Kids’ life jacket loaner program. • Spill response trailer available. • Haul-out, boat repair & service, dry storage & marine supplies, and parts & accessories available through Port tenant Riverside Marine (360) 835-8553. • Pikeminnow sport reward fishery registration booth. (seasonal) Go to www.pikeminnow.org for more info.

• Located at marina entrance. • Pump-a-head & lavatory. • Non-ethanol 89 octane and diesel fuel for purchase 24/7. • VISA or MasterCard only.

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In 2014, the Port of CamasWashougal installed storage for personal watercraft on three floats with PWC ramps adjacent to the Kayak Shack as a “trial run” to test the demand for facilities like this with the boating public. Word of the new ramps quickly spread and they were leased in short order. In 2015, four additional ramps were added to H-Dock and proved to be more popular at this new location. As a result, the Port plans to install additional ramps in the future for seasonal use by smaller recreational watercraft.

Major Marine Upgrades Completed

PWC storage new at the Port.

A two-year improvement project in the marina wrapped up this Spring and includes: • A reconfigured H-Dock: 35’ uncovered slips, increasing availability for sailboats; metered electrical hook-ups; and water spigots at each slip. • All original wooden pilings replaced with 65’ tall steel pilings, improving the integrity of the marina’s foundation. • Open-work fiberglas grating replaced the original wooden headwalks along the shoreline allowing light access, a fish-friendly option endorsed by the Dept. of Fish & Wildlife. • All four security gates into the marina received upgrades, replacing weather-sensitive wireless controls with a hardwired security system for improved outdoor performance.

Riverside Concert Series Concludes with Festive Event August 15 On August 15th the Port will conclude its 2015 Riverside Concert Series in Marina Park, with opening act Rocket 88 at 6:00 pm, followed by Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts at 8:00 p.m. Food vendors, a beer garden, and a star-filled sky will be in store for concert-goers! The Port hosts its annual Community Appreciation Day / Wheels & Wings Cruise-In at Grove Field Airport on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with free hot dogs, chips and soda! This unique cruise-in brings together ‘Wheels’ - classic cars, trucks and motorcycles; and ‘Wings’ — vintage aircraft. The venue is Grove Field Airport, 632 NE 267th, Camas WA 98607. Free entry for public viewing, live music, food vendors etc.

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Order Replacement Boater Education Cards Online Life jackets? Check. Fire extinguisher? Check. Food and water? Check. Boater education card? It’s Friday night at 11 p.m. and you’re leaving at dawn for the lake when you realize, “Oh no, what did I do with it. Is it in the boat?” No worries. With the Marine Board’s new online storefront (open 24/7), boat operators can order a replacement boater education card and print out a temporary permit and go boating right away. Boaters no longer have to call or visit the Salem office during business hours to verify they have a card, and then wait for snail mail for their replacement, which typically takes two to three weeks. “This time every year, boaters get their boats and gear prepped, and sometimes panic when they realize they can’t find their card,” says MariAnn McKenzie, Boater Education Coordinator for the Marine Board. “It’s easy to go to our online registration system to order a replacement.” The cost of a replacement card is $8 and the storefront accepts most major credit cards. Go to www.boatoregon.com and click on the RegLine icon from the homepage. If boaters have purchased an AIS permit, applied for a boater education card, or registered a boat, the Marine Board’s online storefront already has the boater’s baseline data. Simply register to create an account. Once boaters establish a

user name and password, they can login, and click on online services dropdown, and select the Boater Education Card Replacement Application link, then follow the directions. Once payment is verified, boaters will have the option to print a temporary permit, which is valid for up to 60 days and must be carried onboard the boat. If you need assistance with the online process, please contact the Education Section at the Marine Board at 503-378-8587. The Mandatory Education law was implemented in 2001 and requires boaters to take an approved boating safety course, apply for a boater education card and carry it with them on the water when operating a powerboat over 10 horsepower. The program was

phased in by age beginning in 2003 and after 2009, all boaters are required to take a boating safety course. The card costs $10 and is good for life. McKenzie adds, “Remember to make sure you have your card with you when you’re out on the water. It’s a Class D violation and boaters could get a $110 fine.” To order a replacement boater education card or to set up an account with the Marine Board’s online storefront for other permits or licenses, visit www.boatoregon.com.







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Court Reconsiders Biological Opinion on Columbia River Salmon by Liz Hamilton, NSIA On June 23, Maddy Sheehan and I attended the first hearing in U.S. District Court in Portland on the lawsuit to protect listed salmon and steelhead populations in the Columbia River. We were joined by dozens of friends from Steelheaders, Idaho Rivers United and other conservation allies, with observers filling up the entire court-

room and an overflow room. This was the first hearing for Judge Michael Simon. In this on-going case, which has been dragged through the courts for more than two decades, I found it fascinating when Judge Simon asked questions of nearly every attorney during oral arguments. His questions were insightful, penetrating and showed a

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The brig Lady Washington and the topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain begin a seven-week voyage on the Columbia River when they depart Seaport Landing in Aberdeen on July 5 for their first stop in Ilwaco. The ships will visit eleven river ports, with public tours and excursions scheduled in Ilwaco, Kalama, Stevenson, Hood River, The Dalles, Pasco, Arlington, Washougal, and Cathlamet. The major highlight of the voy-

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Broad Reachings by Eric Rouzee The Anti-America’s Cup? I’ll admit that I’ve been something of a critic of the current America’s Cup format, what with all the flying catamarans: Cold War-worthy defense budgets, television-induced race formats and courses, not to mention races where only one boat showed up at the start line. I’ll admit it: I’m something of a traditionalist with the event, having grown up in the 12 Meter era when yachts like Intrepid were leaving Australians in her wake and skippers like Ted Turner were passing out at the post-race press conference, a bottle of rum suspiciously close by. Mostly though, I missed the 12’s, slow and cumbersome though they might be in comparison with what skipped along San Francisco Bay back in 2013, and presumably will do it again in 2017 down in Bermuda. Assuming of course, that any of the billionaire owners can raise enough scratch to actually compete in the regatta. So you can probably understand my delight when I read that former America’s Cup executive Tom Ehman has dreamed up something called the Golden Gate Yacht Racing Challenge featuring newly-built 12 Meter yachts. Granted, these are described as “updated versions of the venerable 12 Meter class,” which I assume means you’ll see plenty of carbon fiber, among other exotic materials. Still, we’re talking boats that hopefully go for a paltry $3,000,000, and campaigns that can be run for as little as $1,000,000 annually. Peanuts compared to the cup budgets being thrown around. Furthermore, and take this with a substantial grain of salt (which I assume everyone does when they read this column anyway) crews would only be allowed one handheld GPS on board as part of their electronics navigation systems. If that’s true, I’m pretty excited, since that would mean that the navigational computing power of my 28-year-old Catalina 36 would far exceed one of these babies. If nothing else, that’s good for technical bragging rights over beers at the Island Café. Or any other sailor’s dive, for that matter. Ehman envisions, or at least says he does, that all boats competing would have identical hull shapes, basically eliminating design wars, turning this thing into a one-design event, and keeping the competition strictly on the water between crews. Fine with me.

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Anyone who’s ever watched a starting line filled to the brim with J/24’s knows how exhilarating that can be (and not just for the many fiberglass repair technicians in town). So imagine a similar scene with yachts that are somewhere in the neighborhood of sixty feet in length. Each crew would consist of twelve members, and would require at least two women per boat, plus a couple of college sailors and also representation from those of us who are a little more “mature” in our on-the-water experience. Strong nationalities ties would also be present on each boat, a move that would return to a long-gone Cup tradition. Personally, I hope Ehman pulls it off. Being an annual event that would begin in July of 2017, he might be able to induce sponsors to get on board (no pun intended) since there wouldn’t be the usual three-to-four year wait in between regattas, unlike the America’s Cup. And it certainly wouldn’t hurt that this would all be happening in SF Bay, where the wind blows plenty in the summer and spectators can get a decent view of the action. So Mr. Ehman, best of luck. Time will tell if you can make this thing work, but if you do, I can guarantee I’ll come down for a week of this stuff. And I have a feeling a lot of other folks would, too.

The Fun Trip To Alaska My wife and I were up in Port Townsend recently, and a lot of the talk in town centered around the recently completed Race To Alaska. I love this idea, and how couldn’t you? Basically, it consisted of a start line in Port Townsend, Washington, a finish line Ketchikan, Alaska, and in between 750 miles of water that, in the words of the event’s website, were “like the Iditarod, on a boat, with a chance of drowning… being run down by a freighter, or eaten by a grizzly bear.” Nice. What’s more, your vessel wasn’t allowed an engine. And no, that didn’t mean you could have an engine and not fire it up. It meant you didn’t have any sort of mechanical power plant, other than sails and/or some form of human propulsion. Even nicer. Stage one of the race was Port Townsend to Victoria, B.C. If you managed to bag that 40-mile leg, you qualified for the final 710 miles from Victoria to Ketchikan. The best part may have been that, other than a couple of waypoints at Seymour Narrows and Bella Bella, there was no official course. Competitors got to choose which way they wanted to travel. Talk about a race custom made for my libertarian friends. The winner received a grand prize of $10,000, not a bad little nugget for all that work. Second place reeled in a set of steak knives, so presumably the battle was for first. And when it was all said and done, the boys on Elsie Piddock, an F-25 trimaran, took the line honors along with 10,000 clams. On board were Captain Al Hughes, Matt Steverson and former Oregon Offshore winner Graeme Esarey, all of whom claimed they weren’t in it for the money. Given the fact that they could have been eaten by a grizzly bear (at least that’s what the organizers promised) and given what they accomplished, I’m inclined to believe them. Honestly though, I don’t care where you finished in this insane race. If you simply had the pluck to enter, my hat’s off to you. I also hear the steak knives were really, really nice…

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Over the past months I have received a lot of compliments for my columns on the history of Columbia River sailing and racDale ing. Actually, those Waagmeester columns were written by my friend, Jerry Crane, one of the pioneers of sailboat racing in our area. When Jerry told me some of his stories while we sat at my booth at the Portland Boat Show, I just knew that they had to be heard by more than just my own ears. So I asked Jerry if he could work up a couple of columns for me to share his sailing experiences on the Columbia with the Freshwater News readers. I am happy to say that this was a good call, as people really seemed to enjoy Jerry’s stories. This got me to thinking about one of the more famous stories about Portland sailboat racers from years past; the tale of the Crime Fighters. This event probably took place in the early 80’s and I was there, so that I can confirm that “The story that you are about to read is true. The names have been changed to protect the guilty!” Our story begins in Victoria, B.C. shortly after the boat on which I was crewing finished first in fleet in the Oregon Offshore Race. After unwinding in the city with a day of relaxation, the crew and I were all sitting in my black Waagmeester Sails van, waiting in line to board the ferry Coho for the beginning of our journey back to Portland via Port Angeles. I am sure that many of you are familiar with the Coho loading area. It is a large parking lot that sits well below street level in Victoria, with a large driveway that goes up to the main street above. The area is partially surrounded by a cyclone fence that runs into the customs building sitting at street level. A long stairway goes from customs down to the ferry loading area. Many a time have I sat in a vehicle waiting for the Coho to arrive, disembark and then start loading for the trip back to Port Angeles. This is a rite of passage for any Oregon Offshore or Swiftsure racer. On this day, because of our success on the race, we were all in great spirits. In fact, virtually all of the passengers of my van were a

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bit “lit” as they were mixing and drinking Rusty Nails while they waited for the ferry to arrive. As the driver, I was abstaining from any serious drink, but the rest of the crew was getting a bit rowdy. All the better, I thought, as they would quickly fall asleep once the van hit the open road and it would be much quieter for the trip home. I sat in the driver’s seat reading a book, while the rest of the crew enjoyed their cocktails and a lot of good-natured bantering. Suddenly one of the crew in the back of the van shouted out “That guy just took that lady’s purse!” Evidently I was the only person to miss witnessing this egregious crime. A large man had accosted a little old lady, ripped her purse off of her arm, and took off running with it. She was the sweetest little lady: she was your typical little Victorian wearing a frilly sun dress complemented by a pair of white gloves, a sun hat, and an umbrella or parasol. She was beside herself in shock and looked around helplessly as if to find someone to help her. It was quite a sad sight. But never fear. A boat load of Portland sailors is here! Before I was even fully aware of what was going on, the side door of my van slid open noisily and about eight sailors simultaneously jumped out in hot pursuit. If you have ever watched the scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid where the law men sat waiting astride their horses in the railroad car, sliding open the door and jumping out en masse when Butch and crew stopped the train, then you have a pretty good idea of what this looked like. The sailors ran off in all directions. To this day, I am not quite sure how the perp got up to street level, whether he went over the fence, ran up the driveway, or went by way of the customs office. My friend McFast (not his real name) yelled at me to follow him up the customs office stairs. I now know how a bunch of bloodhounds feel when they are in a pack chasing after a scent. I had no idea who I was after, or where I was going. I just followed McFast, running as fast as I could to keep up, just short of baying like a coonhound chasing after a raccoon. We took the customs office stairs three at a time as we ran up to street level. As we got to the customs gate at the top of the stairs, the customs officer slammed the gate on us. McFast bounced into it first, with me slamming into him a fraction of a second afterward. If McFast is to be believed, the impact of my 300-pound frame running into his 210-pound frame and then into the gate, knocked the gate completely off its hinges. I am not sure if this is an exaggeration or not, as McFast is well known for embellishing his stories. I just plain do not remember, although McFast was carrying the imprint of a wire fence on his cheek for a few days after that. Our pursuit now over, all Mc-

Fast and I could do was to watch the rest of the crew from the customs gate to see if they could catch the bad guy. From that vantage point high above the Coho parking lot, I can vividly remember seeing three things. The first was our crewmate, the Mini Hulkster, trying to climb over the fence surrounding the Coho parking lot. Second, I remember seeing another crew member, Sergeant Slaughter, in pursuit of the bad guy. And third, I could see that the Coho was beginning to load. We called our crewmate the “Mini Hulkster” (aka Conan Ylonen) because he was a smaller version of Hulk Hogan, a WWF wrestler who was very popular at the time. He had Hogan’s bright blonde hair, his blonde mustache and, more importantly, his muscular physique. The only difference between the two is that Hulk Hogan was 6’ 7” tall and the Mini Hulkster is 5’9.” Still, the Mini Hulkster, a longshoreman, could probably bench a Kia and he was no stranger to pugilistic endeavors. I was half hoping, for the perp’s sake, that he could out-run the Mini Hulkster. Our other crew member who was in hot pursuit, Sergeant Slaughter, is also named for a WWF wrestler of the day. OUR Sergeant Slaughter, however, was in fact a real live former army drill sergeant. He, too, was someone who was not to be trifled with. With his stocky build, his army bulldog face (which was sunburned bright red from the trip up the coast) and wearing his reflective aviator sunglasses, he looked much like the evil prison guard in the movie Cool Hand Luke (am I seeing a theme of Paul Newman movies here?) Seeing these two men in hot pursuit, the bad guy put his legs into high gear, and for good reason. Both of these two men meant business. The fence surrounding the Coho parking lot was poorly constructed. There was no top horizontal pipe running from post to post that the chain links could be attached to in order to stiffen up the top of the fence. There wasn’t even a wire along the top. So as the Mini Hulkster tried to climb up, the higher he got, the more the top of the chain link curved back down. At one point, he was actually going downward as the unsupported chain link bent over in a complete 180 degree turn. It was actually kind of funny to watch from my vantage point, but eventually the Mini Hulkster got over the fence and was back in hot pursuit. At this point the whole thing got sort of surreal. Everyone at street level completely stopped moving in order to watch what was happening, while everybody who had boarded the Coho was standing along the rail watching the excitement. The only perceivable movement was the perp running as fast as he could, with two angry looking sailors in hot pursuit. Everything and everybody continued on page 11

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In the Galley with Capt. Sandra Thoma What Are You Doing on Canada Day? Dear Maria and Paul, Roy and I are thrilled you’ll be joining us for a sailing adventure this summer. It’s a long trip from Houston, Texas and I promise it will be worth it. The seaplane flight from Seattle to Victoria B.C. is about as much fun as you can have with your clothes on and a great way to kick off your trip. Our sailboat, Tranquility, will be moored on the inner-causeway floats in front of the Empress Hotel - a short walk from the seaplane base. We will meet you there when your plane arrives. Here is our itinerary for the week: Tuesday: Arrive Victoria. Pickle Pub Crawl on harbor water taxi. Wednesday: Canada Day, eh! Buskers on the boardwalk. Fireworks in the evening. Thursday: Stuart Island – champagne brunch in the place overlooking the harbor where Roy and I were married a year ago. Friday: Deer Harbor, Orcas Island – Dockside BBQ with friends and Fireworks in the evening. Saturday: East Sound, Orcas Island – July 4th festivities, wedding anniversary celebration. dinner—Inn at Ships Bay, view fireworks over the harbor from our suite at the Outlook Inn. Sunday: Wherever the wind takes us—sounds like fun! Hugs—Sandy and Roy (REPLY) Hi Sandy and Roy, The trip sounds fantastic. Note that we will not arrive until noon on Tuesday, so doing the Pickle Pub crawl in the evening sounds better. I drink beer. Paul drinks it, but less enthusiastically than I. Paul and I are used to traveling in small planes, so we know how to pack light, but we’ve never been on a sailing trip before. What should we bring? Maria (REPLY) Dear Maria, You’ll arrive in the northwest before July 5th, which is the official end of the rainy season. We’ve

had an unusually warm, dry winter, but it’s typical for temps to drop in to the 50’s in the evenings, so you’ll want to bring a fleece jacket. Being from Houston, you may need to dig through the winter clothes to find one. Pack in a small, soft-sided bag, just as you would in a small plane. Please wear non-marking, soft-soled shoes and thongs or water shoes. When we visit Stuart Island, we will row from Tranquility to the beach in our little dinghy, so wear shoes you don’t mind getting wet. Here are additional packing suggestions: Hat, sunglasses, passport, small camera. Jammies – due to little to no privacy on a sailboat Earplugs – to block the noise from the bears sleeping aboard Lightweight, breathable clothes. (Cotton and boats don’t go well together.) Emergency contact, health insurance and medical notes. Please put in an envelope in a zip lock bag. I keep this in the navigation station, and will return to you at the end of our trip. Tranquility is well equipped with 80 gallons of fresh water, water heater, head (that’s the toilet), shower, two-burner stove, Suzie-bake oven, and even a microwave. We will have bedding for you, and you will have the stern berth, which has ample sleeping room, but not much else. We will have towels, and we have extra toiletries, including first aid items and sunscreen. Are there foods you particularly like or don’t like? Any allergies? Roy and I have only been to Victoria once before, so we will be exploring with you. One dining option is the Empress Hotel, where we can spend a breathtaking amount on little finger sandwiches with tea, or an even more breathtaking amount for dinner. We can also have cocktails and/or dinner in the cockpit of Tranquility, while watching the sun set over Victoria Harbor, which doesn’t stink at all, and costs much less. Let us know your preferences. Hugs – Sandy

(REPLY) Sandy (and Roy), Does the boat have a refrigerator or do you use coolers? I noticed your packing list did not include bathing suits. Is swimming off the boat an option? As for food, neither of us have allergies. Paul likes cheerios for breakfast and I like a bread-type-thing with coffee. As for the rest, we are not fussy and like you eat simple, healthy food. We both drink either red or white wine. I started packing last night. I’m so excited! Maria (REPLY) Maria, Swimming off the boat here is grand if you are a seal or orca, or don’t mind being blue and hypothermic. We might pop in at one of the spa-resorts, so do bring a suit just in case. Tranquility does have a refrigerator. You should not need sea-sick meds. If the weather is that rolly, we won’t leave the dock. Here is a possible menu. No hard and fast rules here – it’s sailing so we can go where the wind takes us and change our menu as easily as our destination (see above).

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else was in a time warp. It was kind of like the old Hertz commercial where O.J. Simpson was running through an airport to get his rental car. O.J. was running to the left, dodging to the right, and jumping over everybody else who seemed to be in slow motion. Sergeant Slaughter and the Mini Hulkster were doing much the same as they ran around all of the bystanders who just stood there watching. You would think that somebody would have tried to trip up the bad guy (still carrying the lady’s purse) but nobody moved. At this point I noticed that the victim was still standing alone in the middle of the parking lot, looking sad and confused. I descended the customs office stairs back to the Coho parking lot to talk to her. I grabbed one of her white gloved hands with one hand and patted the top of it with my other hand. She was shaking like a leaf. I told her with a bit of bravado that, “It’s OK ma’am. My guys are after the man who took your purse. They’ll get it back for you.” This seemed to make her feel a little bit better. At this time, one of the Coho workmen approached me and said, “Sir, we need you to board now.” As I looked around the parking lot I could see that my black van was the only car that hadn’t yet loaded up. Everybody else had boarded and they were waiting for us… To be continued in the next issue of Freshwater News.

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July 2015

Vancouver Waterfront Project by Ken Tennefoss In 1845 Amos and Esther Short arrived at what was then Fort Vancouver after a long journey from Pennsylvania. They made a land claim near the fort and set down roots in what would later be the city of Vancouver. Through great determination against the wilderness, as well as the British government who wanted the land, Amos and Esther persevered and made a home for themselves and their ten children on the north shore of the Columbia River. Amos Short died in a shipwreck on the Columbia River Bar in 1853 and Esther was left to carry on their dream alone. In 1855 Esther Short gave the newly platted city of Vancouver the land along the shoreline of the Columbia River to be used for housing and commerce and a park for the city. The eastern boundary of the land would later become Main Street and the northern border would eventually become Twenty Sixth Street. Some one hundred and sixty years later, private developers, along with the City of Vancouver, are once again undertaking to complete Esther Short’s dream. In a combined effort, the City of Vancouver, Gramor Development and Columbia Waterfront LLC are beginning the transformation of the land that once was home to a paper mill, back into a modern vibrant urban area of upscale office spaces, retail and specialty shops, and restaurants and

hotels. The area will also be home to 3300 condominiums, apartments and senior living units. The residential and commercial rebirth of the area has an estimated $1.3 billion price tag when completed. Construction on upgrading and rebuilding railway trestles, improving and building new roadways and other infrastructure improvements has begun, with over $90 million dollars already invested. The Vancouver City Council recently approved a final design contract for Waterfront Park, so the project is ready to be put out for bid and construction later this year. The 7.3 acre park is part of the joint development of 32 acres of once industrial waterfront. The city estimates the park will be completed and open to the public sometime in 2017. In addition to the park, the city also is working on plans to develop the terminal 1 land. This 13 acre property sits next to the Waterfront project property. Discussion and plans are in the making for a 60 foot cable-suspended pier that would jut out over the Columbia without any pilings to support it. The pier would hang 20 feet over the surface of the river on suspension cables, replacing the pier that a portion of the Red Lion at the Quay currently sits on. In April, the Vancouver City Council approved payment to finish final design of the $4.5 million Grant Street Pier. The first phase of private development is to be built by Gramor Development and Colum-

Rendering of the project.

bia Waterfront LLC, with construction reported to begin in midOctober. The first two buildings will house a combination of restaurants, offices and retail spaces. Future plans include mixed use apartments and condos along with one or more hotels. Models and artist renderings show an area of parks and pedestrian walkways woven around modern buildings with retail stores and restaurants on the ground floors and offices and residential living spaces on the upper levels. All with the Columbia River and snowcapped mountains as a backdrop. Will there be a new boating venue in Portland/Vancouver area boaters’ future? When asked, a company representative indicated there were no specific plans for boating facilities but there had been conversations about a possible water taxi and perhaps a marina of some sort, but no definitive plans have been made. The developers expect this project will bring

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In the Freshwater News June 2015 issue of NW Waterfront Living we ran a story on page 12 about Oregon Yacht Club. The ariel photo we used was a mistake and not of OYC. We apologize for the mistake and to any confusion it may have caused to a person unfamiliar with our Willamette River Floating home communities. Oregon Yacht Club has a rare floating home slip for sale, for more information see their ad in this issue. Here are some photos of this beautiful and fun club. Courtesy of Bob Hume. Thanks Bob!

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I, Joe Pacitti, a newcomer but proud member of your community, propose the first annual celebration of Saint Helen’s Feast Day, August 22, 2015 in St. Helens old town. Saint Helen is the patron saint of findings and discovery. The Lewis and Clark expedition was named the “Corps of Discovery.” It would seem that Lewis and Clark had two powerful ladies who had their backs, one celestial and ancient in Saint Helen, the other very real in Sacagawea. My journey of discovery to St. Helens was not nearly as difficult a venture as Lewis and Clark’s. I arrived here last year in a Mazda 626 traveling on a gas card. My Saint Helen and Sacagawea were and continue to be the warmth, friendliness, and generosity of the St. Helens community.

All goods and services for the event will be acquired from local sources whenever possible, from menu items, to sanitation, to security. We will seek to have as much as possible donated. We plan to involve the Future Farmers of America. All alcoholic beverages will be supplied from local wineries, craft breweries, and distilleries.

Food preparation The event will have a local executive chef in charge of selecting the menu and overall food preparation and presentation and of managing the work of other selected chefs/cooks specializing in the preparation of local fish, fowl, beef, pork, wild game, and vegetables.

Event posters Carl Sumsion, the St. Helens High School art teacher, has agreed to have a poster design contest to publicize our event. The top five designs will be made into posters, window cards, and other publicity items that can be published in local papers and printed on t-shirts available for sale at the event to benefit the school art department.

The Event An outdoor not-for-profit feast celebrating the bounty of St. Helens to benefit the Columbia County Veterans Association. Literally, a community buffet of local foods from farm, river, and forest. I envision the event being held in the large open area next to Grace’s Antiques and the Dockside restaurant down to the river’s edge. The public will be invited to arrive by bike, car or boat.

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Fees and permits The sponsors of the event will, of course, pay all applicable use fees, obtain all required food handling, alcohol, and other permits, and provide proof of insurance or bonds as needed. Paster Joe Strandjord of the First Lutheran Church in St Helens said: “I recently had a conversation with Joe Pacitti regarding a community event and fundraiser centered around the feast day of St Helen, or St Helena. Joe shared with me his idea of having this event as a way to celebrate our name as a community, to highlight locally produced and prepared foods, to offer a chance for local musicians to share their talents, and to gather people from near and far to celebrate our community. I think it all sounds great, and I look forward to seeing how it all comes together!” Contact: Joe Pacitti, pacitti_j@ msn.com

Columbia and Multnomah County River Patrols have started installing 29 new “No Wake” markers on the Multnomah Channel to enforce the new low-speed rules from the Oregon State Ma-

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Marine - Diesel - Deep Cycle - Golf Cart - Starting

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Suppliers of TROJAN’s long-life “Superior Cycling Series” marine batteries with “True Deep Cycle” technology. The battery for people who demand “Superior” power. We also supply quality: • Gel Cell •AGM • Optima® • Odyssey® • Sealed Lead-Acid Batteries Chargers • Battery Boxes • Solar Panels • And more

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Scappoose Moorage

Located on the Multnomah Channel 50900 Dike Rd., Scappoose, OR Scappoose Moorage offers covered and uncovered moorage slips; covered up to 50 feet, and uncovered up to 60 feet. Occasionally we can take up to 80 foot boats for outside uncovered moorage, when available. We also have live aboard space, based on availability. Enjoy our community gym, community garden area, library/meeting room, laundry facility, storage space, public restrooms and shower facility.

For Space availability or questions contact Jim & Frankie @ (503) 543-3939 www.scappoosemoorage.com

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Restrictions for Umpqua River Wild Steelhead Effective immediately, an emergency regulation protects wild summer steelhead in the Umpqua River. Temporary rule — Umpqua River from jetties to confluence of the North and South Umpqua rivers. This temporary rule change was made to allow anglers to begin harvesting fall Chinook earlier to benefit those who may already have reached their limit of spring Chinook. ODFW recognizes that biologically, the fish are classified as fall Chinook beginning July 1, not August 1. • Fall Chinook angling is July 1 – December 31, 2015. Harvest limit is two adult wild Chinook per day, 20 per year in combination with all other salmon or steelhead marked on anglers’ tags.

Emergency rule — Scottsburg Bridge (Hwy. 38) to River Forks Boat Ramp Today through Oct. 1, 2015, angling is prohibited within 200 feet of all tributaries including no angling in the tributaries themselves from the mouth to 200 feet upstream. This emergency regulation will protect wild summer steelhead and fall Chinook salmon that hold in and around tributaries looking for colder water. Currently, the Umpqua River has abnormally low flows and higher than normal water temperatures due to drought conditions. Greg Huchko, Umpqua District fish biologist, says projected low flows and water temperatures often over 75 F will likely continue through the summer. “The wild steelhead that haven’t made

it up to the North Umpqua will stay around those mainstem tributaries until the fall rains come. They’re often easy to spot in shallow water and are more susceptible to illegal snagging. Even fish caught legally and released are stressed and mortality rates are higher in these conditions.” Huchko said.

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Tips for hot weather angling • Fish during the cooler early mornings or evenings. • Land your fish quickly to help increase survival rates. • Keep your fish in at least six inches of water while releasing it. • Revive the fish before release. Keep the fish upright facing into the current, and the current is slow, move fish back and forth slowly to help oxygenate the gills.

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Elochoman Marina Wooden Boat Festival Sept. 5, 2015 After last year’s successful Elochoman Marina Wooden Boat Festival in Cathlamet, the Festival was able to acquire several sponsors and sign Bank of the Pacific on as title sponsor for the Labor Day weekend festival. The new name of the festival will be the “Bank of the Pacific Elochoman Marina Wooden Boat Festival”. The Festival is held on September 5th, the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, and is excited to invite all their wooden boat exhibitors and admirers back for a wonderful celebration of wooden boats. Bring your wooden human power, sail or motor boat. Come by water or on a trailer. The Marina has a boat ramp if needed.

This year they will feature wooden boat exhibits in the water and on land, a free hamburger barbeque for boat exhibitors, presentations, vendors, music, rubber duck races, youth boat building and a Chili/Chowder cook-off. Along with the name change of the Festival, Drop Anchor Brewery has changed their name to River Mile 38 Brewing Company. Be sure to drop in at the brewery located in the Marina while you are at the Festival and ask them about their name change. Don’t forget to sample one of their handcrafted brews while there. Instead of the regular Buzzard’s Breath Chili Cook-Off, this year a Chili/Chowder cook-off is planned.

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Elochoman Marina has park model cabins, yurts, RV and tent camping. The Hotel Cathlamet is located a short walk into the picturesque town of Cathlamet. A short stroll up Main Street will find groceries, restaurants, Daisy Chain Floral shop and the Tsuga Art Gallery. Registration is now open for boats, vendors and campers. Save a spot now. There is sure to be fun for everyone, with all the activities planned for this great event. For information, registration, to sign up to give a formal presentation or to volunteer, please contact Elochoman Marina. Phone: 360795-3501, email: port1j@cni.net

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1992 SEA SPORT SPORTSMAN 2200. Recent appraisal $32,888 by Royal Marine. Reduced to $29,750. Newly rebuilt Volvo Penta 500 engine and outdrive. Less than 50 hours. Also completely serviced Yamaha 9.9 HP trolling motor that is remote controlled from cabin. Dual batteries. Has an unique fish cleaning and wash down system. Newer King tandum salt water 26ft trailer. Kept fully covered and jacked off ground. Great boat. Call for more details. Doug Murray 503-244-6004

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


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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.







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

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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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

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

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

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 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



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

53’ Custom remodeled boathouse with complete living area including a kitchen-living roombathroom w/tub & shower and a sleeping loft above the main floor. Completely furnished and ready to move into as a weekender or vacation spot while not out enjoying your boat. . 28' wide X 53' long and the boat well is 35' X 15' X 12' high. 1540 sq. ft. Water Rights in local Yacht Club. $50,000. Irwin Y.S. 503-381-5467


Pontoon Boat/Deck/Patio 29'x16' Oregon Vessel Registration Complete, Decorate as an outdoor living area, then take the party mobile! Ready for outboard motor. Ideal for floating homes! 25,000 boyancy! 360-281-3282


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: moorage@myharbor.com 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


Willow Grove Marina - Covered and Open Moorage starting at $125.00 per month, Floating Home spaces also available. Located on the Columbia River west of Longview. Live a boards Welcome. Gated and secure 360-5782584. 360-430-2415 Boat Slips available on Willamette River near downtown Portland/Sellwood Bridge. Year Round Boater Member Joining Fee

= $900

Annual Dues = $110 Boat Slip Fees = $48 for Uncovered Slip (Billed $96 for Covered Slip (Billed $288 per quarter). $135 for Large Covered Slip (Billed $405 per quarter). Slips are 8ft wide 21ft long. 503-2502237

BUY - SELL - TRADE 200-299 For sale: 502A twin disc marine gear. 20’ aluminum mast, Volvo 170 boat engine, large old bronze helm. Call (541) 563-4406

Waterfront Living • Floating Home & Waterfront Properties Time to Sell!!

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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 www.tourfactory.com/1146135. Offered at $699,900. RML# 15448923. Please call Susan Colton for a private showing 503-936-0161


PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of dis- crimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-6699777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800927-9275.


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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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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

PENDING 1845 N Jantzen Ave

1849 N. Jantzen Ave.

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.

531 NE Bridgeton Rd #6

559 NE Bridgeton Rd #1

19609 NE Marine DR H-1

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

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.


Priced to sell $179,900, by owner 1805 Jantzen , slip ownership! Adorable 2 bdrm, move-in ready, open floor plan, 750 SF, steel stringers, $300 HOA. Dock your boat! 503-467-6772



6901 SE Oaks Park Way #19

14591 NW Larson Rd #2

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

2BD/2.1BA 2450 sq ft. Custom built, spacious and beautiful, this home has too many features to list. Lrg windows optimize spectacular river views. Mstr Bdrm has balcony & sitting alcove. Concrete float w/space to moor a boat. Highly desirable, gated moorage. Slip ownership included. $699,000. Call Jane.

SOLD 17537 NW Sauvie Is. #47 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.

173 NE Bridgeton #8

1837 N. Jantzen Ave.

Custom home built in 2000. 2 bd/ 2ba Soaring ceilings, huge windows—open and light! Slip included in Sale, low HOA. In desirable Bridgeton area, easy access in all directions. $329,000 Call Jane.

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.


Casselman’s Warf - Multnomah Channel. 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

SOLD 1815 N. Jantzen Ave.

2915 NE Marine Dr. G-4

27448 NW St. Helens #400

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.

559 NE Bridgeton #A

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.

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.

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.

SOLD 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 www.rpmarina.com - jen@rpmarina.com

RENTAL WANTED:Floating home lease, professional couple, multi-year lease. 1-2 bedrooms. Furnished OK. W/D a must. Have well-behaved dog. Wanted June/July. Call: 503-830-2070

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27448 NW St Helens Rd #424

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.

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.


2630 N Hayden Island Drive #40

1677 N. Jantzen Ave

559 N.E. Bridgeton, #6

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. Price reduced $375,000. Call Sue.

3 bedrm/2.5 ba. Bright w/hickory flrs, granite, marble. Outside slip w/river views. Slip Ownership, low fee. 2 lrg swim floats. Can moor lrg boat. $399,950. Call Jane.

1bd/1ba End slip w/ big river views! Open w/bamboo flrs, slab granite counters, huge decks w/trex, steel stringers & more. Private moorage. $198,000. Call Jane.



23690 N.W. St. Helen’s U-82

430 N Tomahawk Island Dr.

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.

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.

27448 N.W. St. Helens #478

1939 N. Jantzen

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.

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 $182,000. Call Sue.

11644 N. Island Cove Lane 2br/1ba 2 story. Liv rm opens to huge deck. Upper Mstr Bdrm w/balcony. Tender house. Newer decking, great logs/stringers. Cozy living. $158,000. Call Jane.


SOLD 1893 N. Jantzen Ave.

23564 NW St Helens N-8

173 NE Bridgeton Rd., #20

2bd/2ba 1250 sq ft of charm w/lrg windows & great river view. Renovated w/Fir flrs, cedar sauna & lrg bath in master. Covered porches & cozy nooks. Slip ownership, Low HOA. $289,000. Call Jane.

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

2bd/2ba 1400+ sq ft of beautiful waterfront living. Updated kitch w/heated cork flrs., hrdwd flr, wood stove. Spacious decks, Huge Master suite w/sun deck. Awesome views! Close to shopping, easy access. $210,000. Call Jane or Sue.

18525 NE Marine Dr. D-2

221 N Bridgeton

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.

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.

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