A local story about an Astoria shipyard at Tongue Point that has received a federal grant for over $500k.
The same sort of resonance that makes sneaker waves rise up seemingly out of nowhere, happens on a much larger scale far out at sea, where giant rogue waves swamp ships with recordbreaking wave heights.
A quick look at world shipping: China may be emerging from its coronavirus woes, and the IMO urges ports worldwide to remain open to maintain the flow of goods, and ship traffic.
Note: The lovely photo accompanying this post was taken by Astoria photographer Scott Saulsbury. You’ll find his iconic shots on his Facebook page, and also in this book: https://www.blurb.com/b/5184191-light-water-and-steel
Many thanks to Scott for the use of his image of a bulk carrier docked in Astoria.
Off the west coast of the US, there’s an odd sort of ship showing up these days: oil tankers, more than two dozen off California, that have come there not to deliver or pickup up cargo, but to sit at anchor and store it, as petroleum futures hit record lows.
A great hometown story about an Astoria fisherman and restaurateur who’s partnered with a local whiskey distiller – turns out whiskey aged at sea tastes world’s better than the landlocked variety.
This is a big topic: getting around at night on the river… Today we talk about what buoys do, what their different colors mean and how their lights match their painted colors. It’s all very important info for people trying to get around on the river at night.