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Astoria shipyard gets federal grant

A local story about an Astoria shipyard at Tongue Point that has received a federal grant for over $500k.

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What’s happening with world trade?

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.

Tides in Willapa Bay

Received a listener question from a person who wondered about tides in Willapa Bay, when do they happen – because different tide tables he consulted seemed to have different times on them, even though they were all for Willapa Bay.

Today we’ll talk about tidal variations across areas – and how it’s all relative, so to speak.

Things to observe in the natural world: Tides

With many of us having more time on our hands as we stay at home to flatten the pandemic curve, this may present an opportunity to observe the natural world around us more closely. Today we take a look at something that happens every day here: the changing of the tides.

This lovely photo was taken by Astoria photographer Scott Saulsbury. You’ll find his photos on Facebook and also in his book, Light, Water, and Steel: https://www.blurb.com/b/5184191-light-water-and-steel

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