Ships and fishing boats on the Columbia River
Submitted by LCBrandt on 11/05/2011 - 16:47.
As an interesting situation developed on a recent Columbia River trip to Astoria on High Flight. Thinking ahead, I grabbed my camcorder, then uploaded the video to YouTube. A fishing boat was anchored at the channel's edge in the Columbia River, with a tanker coming his way. The 'mighty Columbia River' is a superb salmon and steelhead fishery. But the river is dredged to 40+ feet from its mouth to Portland, about 100 miles, so there is continual heavy ship traffic. Sometimes it gets a little hairy.