Right now a boat that played a big part in Astoria’s history is sitting partially sunk off the city’s waterfront. It’s the Tourist No.2, one of the ferries that used to take passengers across the river between Astoria and Megler before the big bridge across the Columbia River was built in the 60s. It’s a sad thing to see a great old wooden boat go down, and there’s a lot of nostalgia surrounding this one. Today, some thoughts about such boats and what it takes to keep them going.
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