Today we take a look at a prominent boat in the Astoria community: the pilot boat Peacock. She’s on display on the grounds of the Columbia River Maritime Museum, and you can’t miss her as you drive through town.
But there’s a reason why she’s there and it’s not just that she was a good old hometown working boat. The Peacock changed the course of commerce on the Columbia River when she arrived here in the late 1960s, because she was the first pilot boat that could handle heavy weather without batting an eye.
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