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2001 Vol. 27, No. 2
the Spring
Celebrating 50 Years of the Lightship Columbia
A review and newsletter from the Columbia River Maritime Museum at 1792 Marine Drive in Astoria, Oregon

From the Wheelhouse


Robley Mangold , P res ide nt

C heri Folk , Vi ce P res ident

W. Louis Larson , S ec reta ry

Ward V. Cook , Tre a s urer

Ted Natt in memoriam

Jerry L. Ostenniller, Executive Director

Board of Trustees

Graham Barbey Dennis Bjork

Peter Brix*

Richard T. Carruthers *

WardV. Cook

Dan Dutton

Jon Englund

Fred Fields

Cheri Folk

J.W 'Bud' Forrester, Jr.*inmemoriam

Walter Gadsby, Jr.

Alan C. Goudy

E H. (Ted) Halton , Jr.

Don M. Haskell

Senator Mark Hatfield

S. Kenneth Kim

W Louis Larson

Captain Rod Leland

Don Magnusen

Robley Mangold

Thomas F. Martin

James McClaskey

Duane McDougall

John McGowan *

Don Morden

Ken M. Novack

Larry Perkins

Jack Schiffer

Hugh Seppa

Charles Shea

Senator Sid Snyder

June Spence

Joseph Tennant

Willis VanDusen

Bruce Wa rd

Samuel C. Wheeler

Harold Wilde

Ted Zell


Often I overhear visitors talking about the Lightship Columbia. Sometimes they express amazement at the concept of a "floating lighthouse," but they are also surprised by the bronze plaque from the Department of the Interior designating the Columbia as a National Historic Landmark. Perhaps because the Lightship is so small, people are surprised that the ship is a historically significant structure meriting national recognition. Yet, without doubt, our small red ship is indeed special.

"going on station" with this issue of The Quarterdeck. It is fitting, then, that the Museum, as part of our celebration honoring this unique exhibit, has created a new four-panel interpretive display that will better explain what our Lightship is all about.

Additionally, as a generous anniversary , present, the ship is receiving the attention of some of this community's most skilled craftsmen. Through a unique partnership with the Astoria Railroad Preservation Association, volunteer professional welders and metal fabricators, with years of shipyard experience, have cut away rusted metal on the stack that has needed repair for some time. These craftsmen are now welding new and specially formed steel plates in place and have targeted other maintenance projects on the Columbia as a gift during this special anniversary year. Their skilled labor and time spent on this project comprise a significant investment in our ongoing commitment to preserve this historic vessel.

As the new season approaches, we hope to overhear even more visitor conversations about the Columbia. Comments signaling a greater understanding of her history and comments regarding her shipshape condition made possible by our community of generous volunteers.

The career of the Lightship Columbia, as the sentinel at the mouth of one of the world's greatest and most hazardous bar crossings, is rich with heroic events, close calls and stories that would make many a good novel. But it was her retirement in 1979, which marked the end of 150 years of American lightship service, that is the basis for national recognition. Because Columbia was the last of the lightships to serve on the Pacific Coast, she became the first vessel to be placed on the National Register in Oregon, and is one of the few lightships in the nation to receive this coveted status.

Now we find ourselves celebrating the 50 th anniversary of the Lightship Columbia s

On the Cover : Ship's Sponsor Nora Jane Hicks prepares to christen Columbia for her trip down the ways at East Boothbay Harbor, Maine,April 18, 1950. It would be one year later before Columbia was on station at the Columbia River.

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Life Aboard Columbia: Memories of Joseph B. McCarthy, Commanding Officer 1966-1967

At 2:02 in the afternoon of April 9, 1951, Lightship Columbia WLV-604 dropped her anchor 5 .1 miles off the entrance to the Columbia River "maintaining all characteristics of station." For the next 29 years, until retirement, this would be Columbia's only station.

Columbia represents the fourth and final generation oflightships designed and made for the United States Coast Guard. Only six of these newly designed ships were built. Of these six, only two remain, and the Columbia River Maritime Museum is the proud caretaker of the best preserved and unaltered representative of these last American lightships The new lightships were built to be strong and seaworthy, in order to endure any storm that came their way. With transverse watertight bulkheads, an all welded steel hull, and 7 ,000-pound mushroom anchor, these lightships were the toughest and most reliable ever built. In addition, this new class of lightships was also the most livable of the lightships in service, with warm, dry and

relatively spacious quarters, and by all accounts, excellent food.

Built at the Rice Brothers Shipyard in East Boothbay, Maine, Lightship Columbia's keel was laid in 1949. Columbia was launched on April 18, 1950, commissioned on December 19, 1950, delivered to Seattle in March of 1951, and then made her way to her new station by April 1951. Columbia was officially launched as WAL604, and was later reassigned WLV-604 by the Coast Guard in 1965 when all lightships

Th e laun c hing of Columbiafrom th e Ri ce Brothers Shipyard at East Boothbay Harbor, Maine April 18, 1950

Joseph B. McCarth y, Warrant Bos 'n Photo was tak en one y e ar before taking c ommand of Columbia

Photo Cou r tesy Joseph McCarth y

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The first Commanding Officer and crew at the stern of Columbia.

From left to right:

Lt(jg) George Tardiff

XO Woodrow Clookie

BMC Lloyd Ludvigson

ENC Paul Schultpelz

December 1950

Tardiff Collection

Crew working aboard, ca. 1979.

assumed the new WLV designation. Until 1967 Columbia had a 16-man crew. All worked 42-day shifts with 21 days off, in a constant rotation, so at any one time two-thirds of the crew was always on duty. After 1967, this changed to 28 days on board with 14 days off in the same rotation pattern. One of the first to serve on Columbia, and on board for the commissioning and delivery to Seattle, was then 18year-old Joseph McCarthy. Seaman McCarthy served on Columbia until November 1953. McCarthy would return again to Columbia for active duty in 1966, this time as the new Commanding Officer. During a recent interview with Museum staff, Mr. McCarthy relived some of his memories of his experiences on Lightship Columbia. Excerpts of this interview are featured below.

Mr. McCarthy was born and raised in Massachusetts. He joined the Coast Guard in 1949 at the age of 17. After his tenure on the Columbia, he went on to serve in Coos Bay, Tongue Point, and Chicago. He

hated his desk job in Chicago and said, "I figured the only way out was to put in for lightship duty. That's how I got accepted as captain of Columbia." McCarthy served a total of 24 years in the Coast Guard, retiring in 197 4. He went on to dispatch tugs, and then spent 11 years as a dispatcher for the San Francisco Bay Bar Pilots before retiring at age 59.

"I enjoyed it," McCarthy said of his time on board the Columbia as a seaman in the 1950s. "It was before TV and there were no movies. All.we had were books." The men played pinochle all weekend long,

Photo Courtesy Joseph McCarthy
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around the clock, from Friday night through Sunday night. "In all my time, no one played poker for money. They played a lot of cribbage, but mostly pinochle." The men did a lot of fishing also. By the time McCarthy returned to Columbia as the new commanding officer in 1966, the crew had both TV and movies.

Every third Tuesday of each month, one of the buoy tenders from Tongue Point supplied the Columbia. The buoy tender would tie up to the stem of the Lightship and throw out a hawser, followed by a 2 1h inch fire hose to supply her with fresh water.

Additionally, the buoy tenders brought other supplies, food and mail. They also carried the men who were coming on duty and took off those going ashore. In the 1950s Tillamook Rock Lighthouse was still in commission . The buoy tenders would begin their mission by supplying Tillamook Rock. From there they went to Columbia and then back to Astoria.

The crew of the Lightship had "a gentleman's agreement" with the Columbia River Bar Pilots. Every week, sometimes twice a week, the crew on the Lightship would throw a watertight container out and the pilot boat crew would put a newspaper and any mail into it. Crew members could not count on getting all their mail this way, though. The only assured mail deliv..ery was via the buoy tender, which wouldarrive midway through their 42-day tenure .

"The food was good," McCarthy said. As captain he was also the commissary officer, so he bought all the food. He got in trouble with the District Office in Seattle because he operated at a deficit

Lightship crew on Commissioning Day, December 19, 1950.

Left to right, starting with the front row:

SN Joseph McCarthy

SN Arthur Studler

SN Gene King

CS2 James Miller

FN Robert Anderson

CS3 Bush

EN2 James Fletcher

EN2 Buckner

EN1 Floyd Turtle

BM1 David Yuhase

ENC Paul Schultpelz

QMC Barney Clarke BMC Lloyd Ludvigson

Back Row: Unknown BMC W Wilson

LT George Tardiff Capt. Unknown Civilian Rice Bros Representative. Photo Courtesy Joseph McCarthy

Crew on watch on bridge, ca. 1979.

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Columbia on Station 5.1 miles off the entrance to the Columbia River.

Length : 128 feet Beam: 30 feet Displacement: 617 tons Power : 550-hp AtlasImperial, 8 cylinder Direct reversing diesel.

Light rated at 15,000 candlepower. Upgraded to 600 , 000 candlepower in 1964. Visible up to 13 miles.

ten months out of twelve. But he never went more than ten percent over his limit, so he never had to submit a report.

"I spent every penny they gave me and a little more. If it was one thing you wanted out there, it was to be fed well."

Passing the time on the aft deck of Columbia

Mess Deck and Reading Room for the crew, ca 1979 .

On a typical day, the crew worked four hours on, followed by eight or twelve hours off. Two men stood watch at any given time; one in the wheelhouse and one below with the generator. The crewman in the wheelhouse sent weather reports to Westport, Washington. These reports were then forwarded to the Weather Bureau. He was also responsible for checking the radio beacon, as well as checking on visibility and turning on the foghorn when visibility dropped below five miles.

The diaphone foghorn gave a two-second blast every twenty seconds that could be heard over five miles away. Since the foghorn was located directly behind the wheelhouse, it was very loud. Crewmen did not wear earplugs because "that was before the time that they worried about your health." Also, they had to be able to hear the radio. Down on deck the foghorn was so loud it "vibrated your teeth." Sleeping through the foghorn was not bad. "We got so engrossed in playing pinochle and learning to talk between the horn blasts, that pretty soon we didn't hear the foghorns, especially when the fog continued for ten or twelve days."

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Even worse than the foghorn, according to McCarthy, was the sound of the air compressors filling up the tanks that operated the foghorn. Those tanks and compressors were in the machine shop located right below the berth deck where the crew slept.

McCarthy said his time on the Columbia was good, "but a lot of guys didn't like it." A few of the crew members were seasick most of the time. The worst time to be out was at the end of December through early February, when winds from the Southwest blowing 40 to 50 knots were common and severe storms brought 80 to 90 knot winds. "She was a good riding ship even though she was only 128 feet long," McCarthy said. "Don't get me wrong, though, it was rough." With high seas, the ship would stretch the anchor chain so far that when a wave caught the ship, there would be a "good jolt." Most of the time the ship headed into the wind and pitched with very little roll. Once in a while, though, she would lie in a trough, where the governing factor was the current and not the wind, and then she would roll.

When asked about his most memorable experience, McCarthy said life on board

was generally pretty boring, but he recalled one time when he was captain that a ship got within 25 feet of the Lightship. He called all hands on deck with lifejackets on. The ship steamed right down the side of Columbia . She was so close that the sound of the foghorn bounced back in just seconds.

When Joseph McCarthy left the ship for the last time in 1967, he had spent a total of four and a half years on board Columbia. Some years later Mr. McCarthy commissioned a painting of Columbia that "shows a good rough sea." The picture hangs on his living room wall.

Crew members had many hours of idle time aboard Columbia One of the most popular ways to fill free time was fishing off the stern of the Lightship.

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Photo Courtesy Joseph McCarthy

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News and N ates

• The Columbia River Maritime Museum has joined the Time Travelers network to offer Museum members reciprocal benefits at other network members across the country. Time Travelers is a network of history museums which currently includes 84 institutions nationwide. Benefits at member institutions vary, but typically include reduced or free •••••llllirt1 admission, and most offer a discount at the institution's store. For additional information on the Time Travelers network, contact Christina Young, our Membership Coordinator.

• The Coast Guard presented two programs Steadfast CO Mike Hudson gave an update on the Cutter's latest patrol off the Coast of Mexico and Central America that included interdiction of drug smugglers. A marine pollution response program was presented by the local response unit commander.

• Environmental photographer Gary Braasch presented his slide show, "Modem Antarctic Voyages: Science and Scenery on Board," to a packed Kem Room. Braasch 's award-winning photographs included views ofthe research vessels he sailed on and the scientific activity on board, as well as the incredible landscapes ofthe Antarctic Peninsula. He also illustrated the visible effects of climate change on ice shelves and glaciers.

• The Fisher Poets Gathering attracted 40 people to workshops held at the Museum Saturday, February 24th. Over 300 people attended music and readings Friday and Saturday evenings at The Wet Dog, which cosponsored the event with Clatsop Community College, the Museum, and RiverSea Gallery.

• The Museum rattled and shook during the recent earthquake that struck the Pacific Northwest on February 28th at 11 :00am but came through with no damage.

• In preparation for remodeling the Great Hall , the New Carissa exhibit was removed, revealing the U.S. Mail sign for the first time since 1992 . The Great Hall is set to be closed for remodeling this July. The work to create the new exhibits is expected to be finished by May 2002.

• Our own volunteer docent Dr. Bud McKinney gave a tour ofthe Museum for an unusual guest ofthe Museum. The producers of Travel Radio International Productions Audio Journeys stopped by to produce a show on Astoria and the Maritime Museum. Audio Journeys is broadcast on over 50 stations throughout the country, and also at over 13 8 bases worldwide for Armed Forces Radio.

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• John Niemann and Jeff Ross of the Astoria Railroad Preservation Association working on repairs to the Lightship's smokestack. Special thanks to Astoria Marine Construction and Don F astabend for donation of the steel for the project.

• Bergerson Construction Co. has been hard at work extending the 17 th Street pier under contract with the City of Astoria . An extension of the pier and a series of dolphins will allow cruise ships to tie up to the east end of the pier even when both the Steadfast and the Alert are in port. The City funded the project because ofthe significant increase in the number of cruise ships docking in Astoria The Museum has been a key player in attracting these ships.

Museum House Flag Now Available

• On holidays and special occasions it was a matter of pride among vessel owners and masters to fly every piece of silk and bunting on board. Columbia River Maritime Museum House Flags are now available exclusively to Museum Members. These 3x5 foot flags are designed to the same rigorous specs used for flags flown over the Museum . Designed by our Founding Director RolfKlep, the flag represents Captain Robert Gray's ship Columbia Rediviva, surrounded by three stars on a field of blue. At press time only 10 of these flags are available for $40 .00 each. Be sure to call the Museum Store to reserve your own flag today (503) 325-2323

Hail and Farewell

• We bid farewell to Zoe Ulshen , Director of Marketing and Public Relations. Zoe made great strides in maintaining the Museum's visibility and reputation through her work with the media and local community and statewide tourism groups. Zoe is returning to her family home in North Carolina. Best ofluck, Zoe!

• We welcome Crindalyn Stevens as the new Director of Marketing and Public Relations. Crindalyn brings a wealth of experience to the Museum from her background as a newspaper features editor and as a public relations representative for the State of Oregon. Welcome aboard, Crindalyn!

Founding Director

Rolf Klep shown with his design for the new Museum House Flag in 1976.

Museum Staff: Russ Bean

Celerino Bebeloni

Chris Bennett

Julie Broughton

Frances Burham

Karen Custer

Betsey Ellerbroek

Josh Gianuario

Arline LaMear

Jim Nyberg

Jerry Ostermiller

David Pearson

Sheila Radich

Hampton Scudder

Jeff Smith

Crindalyn Stevens

Jill Thurston

Patric Valade

Shelley Wendt

Rachel ffynne

Christina Young


View of the shipyard from the old Youngs Bay Bridge.


Astoria's Maritime Past

Trawler on the ways for repairs.

One of the last remaining shipyards in Astoria has come to its end. Not by the wrecking ball, but through 60 years of heavy use, and exposure to the elements. The Bumble Bee Shipyard, built on a sixacre site just east of the old Youngs Bay Bridge, was once a center of boat building activity inAstoria. The Youngs Bay location offered easy access to the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean, as well as protection from the east winds and waves on the Columbia.

The shipyard was built at the start of World War II by Adolf Lindstrom and Robert Larson after they came back from Washington, DC with a government contract to build huge wooden supply barges for the war in the Pacific. The wood-hulled barges had the advantage of not attracting enemy mines (which were magnetic). When the war ended, the site became the primary shipyard for the Columbia River Packers Association (later Bumble Bee). By the late 1940s it was producing a huge variety of vessels, including Bristol Bay sailboats for the Alaska gillnetters, scows, purse seiners, bow-pickers, trawlers and trollers for the Columbia River fisheries.

Astoria resident Mel Hjorten worked at the shipyard for 40 years. Hired as its first employee, he eventually retired as the superintendent of the yard, then owned by Bumble Bee. During this time the waterfront site was bustling with activity, with a crew of

about 50 working at the shipyard in all variety ofjobs. The yard had three main ways, or launches, for working on vessels, and usually had multiple vessels under construction or repair at one time. The west end could handle boats up to 42 feet; the center way, which was indoors, could handle vessels up to 80 feet. The largest way, on the east end, could pull out vessels upwards of 100 feet. The yard changed along with the fishing industry, eventually operating around the clock during the tuna season, repairing and outfitting the fishing fleet. When the tuna fishery slowed in the late 1960s, Bumble Bee made the decision to move out of Astoria, and work at the shipyard slowed dramatically. Soon after, Castle and Cooke, the new owners of the canneries and shipyard, started to sell off much of the equipment from the site. The yard finally closed in 1986; the days of the Youngs Bay shipyard were over. Today the structure is slowly settling into Youngs Bay. Long past being a useable space, rotten and dangerous, huge sections of the floor are ready to give way underfoot. The building was declared unsafe, and the current owner has hired a private company to begin dismantling the yard in an effort to recycle some of the huge, old growth timbers from the structure, to be sold and reused once again.

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The Education Department continues to expand partnerships in the community. Our Adopt-A-Ship/Adopt-A-Class outreach program is a good example. In December, classes from Warrenton Grade School and Gearhart Elementary spent the morning aboard the USCG Cutter Steadfast touring the ship, trying on fire fighting equipment, and learning about law enforcement tactics When the Cutter is on patrol, students receive e-mail communications and photos about what the crew is doing . Crew members from the USCG Cutter Cowslip visited sixth graders at Astoria Middle School. A month later these students went aboard the Cutter and learned more about tending buoys. They were treated to a demonstration on repairing chain called "Heat and Beat." The Cows lip has just become a partner this year in the AdoptA-Ship/Adopt-A-Class program.

The Curatorial and Education Departments are assisting some Seaside High School students with their Pacifica project. We are helping them gather oral histories, scan photographs, and set up a web site for their high school.

Our Museum in the Schools (MITS) outreach program continues to be popular among Clatsop County teachers. This winter we added Tillamook County schools in an effort to expand our outreach area. Recent programs included whales , Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, tugboats, freighters, and the South Jetty. These programs are offered free of charge to schools in Clatsop, Tillamook, and Pacific Counties.

The Museum hosted the National History Day district competition on March 3rd.

Students learning Navigation aboard USCG Cutter Steadfast. Students at the Museum for the National History Day Contest.

Eighth grade students from Warrenton Grade School competed in the tabletop exhibit categories. The top three winners from this competition will go on to Salem for the statewide competition in April. We are already making plans for a larger competition next year.

Scuttlebutt Saturday hours changed to the afternoon of the first Saturday of each month. This new time has seen a dramatic increase in the number of participants. Recent activities have featured button blankets, ocean fish, totem poles, and tall ships.

Unidentified young artist getting some assistance from Mom.

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Construction Update

Charting AN ew Course through the additions, remodeling and new exhibits for the Columbia River Maritime Museum is starting to hit full stride now, and the results of the construction are becoming visible. Since the kickoff of construction last fall, most of the work has either been behind the scene or underground. The foundation work was extensive, with over seventy 45-foot pilings and many tons of rebar and cement. In April the framing of the east end addition started and the exciting shape of the new roofline is becoming quite evident.

Once the east end addition is ready for occupancy, the Museum staff will move out

of the west end of the building to the new quarters. Our general contractor, McCarthy Building Co., will then start work on the west end of the building, including the Great Hall and the south addition that will house the Coast Guard 44-foot Motor Lifeboat that now sits on the Plaza. We expect this major shift to happen in July of this year. It is anticipated at this time that construction and remodeling will be completed by the end of the year.

The Museum has given the green light to the Portland firm, Formations, to start construction of the new exhibits. For the most part, the exhibits will be constructed off-site and installed after the building is finished. Spring of 2002 is the target date to have the new exhibits open to the public.

The Museum is very pleased with the quality of the work being done on the building and the new exhibits. If you want to see the work in progress, give the Museum a call and one of our volunteers will provide a hard hat, orange vest and a quick tour.

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From the Museum Store

(3) A white ceramic mug, inside and out, with a red handle and red rim. The Rolf Klep Lightship logo is screened on one side in red. $6.50/$5.85

Note Card A beautiful pen-and-ink rendition of the Lightship is superimposed over a navigation chart of the mouth ofthe river. The cards are blank inside with a short history of the Lightship on the back. $2.50/$2.25

The 50th anniversary of the WLV-604 Lightship Columbia is a very special event for the Columbia River Maritime Museum. As a beacon of hope and the symbol of safety to mariners of all nations, she is the grandam of the Columbia River Maritime Museum. For many years her image has graced one of the many logos designed by our Founder Rolf Klep and used extensively by the Museum and the Museum Store. She is perennially popular with the young and the young at heart. Her distinctive red hull is found on a wide variety ofmerchandise in the Store, from T-shirts to note cards and all points in between. The following are but a few of the many items to be found in the Museum Store.

Lightship Columbia T-shirt This shirt comes in white or denim blue and has the Lightship and a map of the mouth of the Columbia River silk-screened on it. Statistics about the ship are also printed on the shirt. Sizes range from S to XL. The price is $16.00 for non-members and $14.40 for members.

Lightship Magnet Polymer scrimshaw magnet imprinted with the Lightship on station. $3.50/$3.15

Coffee Cups We have three different cups with the Lightship on them: (1) a clear glass cup with the Lightship etched onto the glass and the Museum's name encircling it. $9 .00/$8.10

(2) A white ceramic mug, inside and out, with the Lightship screened in red and black on the front and WL V-604 Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria on the back. $7 .00/$6.30

Small Print -A 3-1/4" square watercolor image mounted on colored matboard. Barbara Forrest ofF orrest Gallery is the artist. Very charming. $10.00/$9.00

Large Print -6-1/2" x 15-1/2" image, pre-matted Shows the Lightship on station at night, with her beacon on and the dark silhouette of a freighter passing in the distance. The artist is Jack Walter. Mr. Walter is a past member of the California Water Color Society, Puget Sound Painters, and the American Society of Art Directors. $49.50/$44.55

Lapel Pin The Lightship is featured on the Museum's lapel pin. It is oval in shape with a navy blue outer rim and a light blue inner section. The Lightship and the Museum name are in the center. Post clasp. $3.50/$3.15

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Museum Volunteer Gurie O'Connor shows off one of the Lightship Columbia mugs available from th e store

Max Broughton , son of Museum staff member Julie, shows off his newfound interest in construction work!

Volunteer Appreciation Night

Whats a get-together without food? A potluck dinner enjoyed by all.

Congrats to Dick Olsen for 1,000 hours I Hard hats, orange vests, coveralls and caution signs were the order of the evening as our Volunteers made their way through the barricades and yellow tape for the Volunteer Appreciation Night hard hat party. CRMM celebrated the significant contributions of our volunteers with a reception on the evening of April 4th• While staff, volunteers, and family members enjoyed a buffet of treats, Director Jerry Ostermiller spoke of the accomplishments in each department over the last year, totaling 5521 volunteer hours.

One of the hightlights of the evening was recognizing outstanding volunteers in the 100 hour club. This year the members included Ben Cadman, Kristy Ann Chamberlain, Bob Chamberlin, Jeanne Clifford, Kenny Ginn, Doris Hay, Thome Hilts, Lynne Johnson, Dr. Bud McKinney, Gurie O'Connor, Dick Olsen, Earl Philpott, Carol Ray, Charlie Ray, Peggy Roeser, Byron Ruppel, Pat Samuelson,

Great conversation is always present. Fred Schott, and Bill Williams. Ithasn'ttaken very long for some of our most active people to accumulate a great number of hours. Pins were awarded to Kristy Ann Chamberlain, Thome Hilts, Anne Morden, Carol Ray, Charlie Ray and Fred Schott for 300 hours of service, while Charley Ray also earned his 500 hour pin this year. We are very pleased to add Dick Olsen's name to the Honor Board for 1000 hours of dedicated time. Special recognition was given to Earl Philpott and Jonathan Young for their work during the year 2000. Volunteer Coordinator Chris Bennett received special recognition for dedication and hard work this past year Congratulations to all!

At the conclusion of the awards, staff took everyone on a behind-the-scenes tour of the new construction. A hearty Thank You to all our Volunteers for another fine year!

Volunteers Charlie and Carol Ray show off their construction workwear.
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New Members

January 1, 2001 March 19 , 2001


Ms. Pat McAfee


Mr. Guy L. Falskow JoyGohl

Crew/ Family

Mr. & Mrs. Harold Allsup Mr. & Mrs. Clarence J. Barendse

Mr. & Mrs. Russell Boedeker Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Cumminos

Mr. & Mrs. A.P. Dibenedetto

Mr. & Mrs. Allen E. Geertz Ms. Gail Moren

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Palys Mr. David Sandquist


Mr. John W. Frost

Mr. & Mrs. Lewis E. Scott

Increased Memberships

January 1, 2001 March 19, 2001

Crew/ Family

Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Larson Mr. & Mrs. Sam Patrick


Mrs. Anna Mae Baker

Mr. John M. Butler

Mr. & Mrs. Ken P. Cook Capt. Donald N. Dackins

Mrs. Thomas E. Edison Mr. Brian Hardin

Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Kuske

Ms. Thelma B. Moisio

Mr. & Mrs. Jack E. Paaso

Mr. Denzel Page & Ms. Dorothy Martin

Mr. & Mrs. Carl H. Paronen


R.E. Sandstrom

James Scheller & Jann Luesse


Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Berney Mr. & Mrs. Wade Carter Mr. George Fulton Mr. Robert Hauke Mr. & Mrs. J oeseph M. Herman

Mr. Ed Lundholm LTC. & Mrs. Victor L. Nunenkamp Mr. Tom Petersen Mrs. Marie J. Vandewater

Pilot Mr. C.M. Bishop Mr. Jake Bowser

Mr. & Mrs. Frederic C. Delbrueck

Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Georges

Mr. & Mrs. Edwin L. Luoma Paul Seamons & Dee Vadnais

Welcome Back Membership

January 1, 2001 March 19, 2001

Statesman Ms. Billylou Brattebo

Helmsman W.C. & Karen Cochran

Memorial Donations

January 1, 2001 March 19, 2001

Grandma Burkholtz

Mr. & Mrs. James O'Connor

Gregg Cherry Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Anderson

George Ducich Ms. Bertha Brown Barbara Crouch & J as H. Altenbem Prudence Ducich Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Johnson

Mr. & Mrs. Grant Orr Ken & Alice Thompson

Vivian Graves Mrs. Florence Kelly

Walfred Hendrickson Mr. & Mrs. James Mitby

Lillian Jackson Mrs. Venus Luukinen

Thelma Johnson Mr. & Mrs. George Brockmann Ms. Gail Neuner Nelson

Raymond F. Justen Mr. Allan Maki

Don Lampi Mrs. Nancy L. Grimberg

Audrey Leslie Mrs. Lucille Perkins LuLundqust Mr. Don Gustafson Mrs. Donna M. Gustafson

Laila Luthe Ms. Betty Curtis Mr. & Mrs. Harold H. Snow Lyle & Margery Wolford

Gertrude M. Oja Mrs. Imogene Abrahamson Mrs. Jennie Backanen Mr. & Mrs. Robert Brockey Bill & JoAnne Brooks Dave & Carolyn Brooks Mr. & Mrs. Clarence 0. Dreyer Mrs. Freda Englund

Mr. & Mrs. Lance Freeman

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Helligso Mr. & Mrs. Arthur E. Johanson

Mr. & Mrs. Howard B. Johnson

Kenneth & Esther Lampi Mrs. Betty Manners Mr. & Mrs. Warren Mattson Ms. Jeane Moksness Ms. Elsie Niemi Mr. Robert Oja Selma Peterson

Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Phillips Mr. & Mrs. Orvo Piippo Mrs. Sylvia Rainey

Mr. & Mrs. Donald A. Rinell Mrs. Gertude Rinell

Mr. & Mrs. Truman E. Slotte Mr. & Mrs. Gil St. Helen Mr. & Mrs. Peter Strandberg Bill & Nancy Tykila

Sally Vachter

Mr. & Mrs. William Walman Mr. & Mrs. Donald Wiitala Mr. Kenneth Wirkkala

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Join the Columbia River Maritime Museum for a special showing of the new motion picture Pearl Harbor The Columbia Rixer Maritim.~ Museum has reserved o,·- ¥ .,-.,.;,, an entire theater~~clusively :t; our members and friends. Pleasej~ilrfus f o· and a special presentaf -;_~ ~:~; ·satufi'.lay,1Jun1~2ild 9}00am Astoria qateway Cinemas Museum Members t ..$8.00 No11-Meni6ers: "$l0:06 . COLUMBIA RIVER MARITIME MUSEUM 1792 MARJNE DRIVE ASTORIA , OREGON 97103 CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED Non profit Organization U S. POSTAGE PAID Astoria, Oregon Permit No. 328
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