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Megler Bridge anniversary

Today we'll talk about the anniversary this week of the 1966 opening of the Astoria Megler Bridge across the Columbia, and share some memories from Long Beach Penisula historian Frank Lehn, who crossed the bridge as a kid on vacation with his family. Frank featured an article about the bridges historic opening on his Facebook Page: The Long Beach Peninsula Friends of Facebook, a great local source for PNW information and photos.

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Megler Bridge anniversary

Today we’ll talk about the anniversary this week of the 1966 opening of the Astoria Megler Bridge across the Columbia, and share some memories from Long Beach Penisula historian Frank Lehn, who crossed the bridge as a kid on vacation with his family. Frank featured an article about the bridges historic opening on his Facebook Page: The Long Beach Peninsula Friends of Facebook, a great local source for PNW information and photos.

Hometown Astoria gal comes home as ship’s officer

Astoria saw the return this past weekend of a young gal who graduated from high school here, and is now first officer on the cable ship Decisive, which was moored at the Port of Astoria docks. Her name is Alysia Johnson, and she’s the daughter of Columbia River Bar Pilot Capt. Robert Johnson. We’ll hear a bit about her life on board.

Found kayak highlights the importance of ID info on small boats

Today we’ll talk about an emply kayak found floating in the waters off Hawaii, and how such found small boats can trigger rescue searches, even if the boat just drifted loose on its own, and what owners can do to save rescuers valuable time and resources.

The Steadfast: USCG cutter and Astoria hometown vessel returns home

Note: Photo of the Steadfast appears here courtesy of the US Coast Guard. 

Today we’ll talk about one of Astoria’s hometown ships: the USCG cutter Steadfast – “El Tiburon Blanco.”

She and her crew just returned home to Astoria from a tour of duty at sea.

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