Today on the Ship Report, a real treat: Columbia River Bar Pilot Capt. Thron Riggs answers a listener question about anchoring ships. Captain Riggs was instrumental in helping the Ship Report get off the ground as a radio show 16 years ago.

Many thanks to him for all the information over the years, and for all his help answering this complex question today: What anchor does a ship use when she comes into the Astoria Anchorage – port or starboard?