Each year, the Rose Festival Fleet of visiting military vessels arrives in the river just in time for the Portland Rose Festival. Today we talk about who will be here in the river this year and when they’ll arrive over the next few days.

It’s an interesting mix of active duty US Navy ships, Canadian Navy vessels, and Astoria’s USCG cutter Elm, our hometown buoy tender, based at Tongue Point.

Photo credit: each year the Fleet is greeted in Portland Harbor by a fireboat in a display of welcome. Photo by Jason McHuff from Portland, Oregon, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons