As pandemic continues, cruise ships are getting scrapped

As pandemic continues, cruise ships are getting scrapped

One consequence of the cessation of cruises during the pandemic is that idle cruise ships are deterorating from lack of use. And more and more of them are simply being scrapped by companies who no longer want to pay to maintain them.

New salmon regulations for mainstem Columbia River

New salmon regulations for mainstem Columbia River

There are new rules afoot for commercial and recreational fishing on the mainstem Columbia River, slated to take effect next year. The new rules reverse some changes made seven years ago when commercial fishers were banned from the mainstem of the river. And commercial fishermen are now entitled to a larger share of the total allowed catch for the season.

Where there’s smoke, there’s fog… sound signals on the river

Where there’s smoke, there’s fog… sound signals on the river

We’re over our heads in wildfire smoke locally and that’s making for some foggy/smoky days on the river. Ships are noisier than usual, to keep themselves and their fellow travelers in other vessels safe from collisions. Let’s look at common ship horn signals you’re likely to hear on the river – a lot – this week.