A container ship headed out of the river past Astoria yesterday, prompting some questions from listeners about what they were seeing.┬áThis ship is on her way now to Los Angeles, part of a typical run for container ships visiting the West Coast. We’ll talk today about container ships on the Columbia.

Note: the photo here is a picture of the MSC Vita, the ship that passed by Astoria Wednesday morning. This photo appears here courtesy of the website vesselfinder.com. Many thanks to photographer Miachael Schindler, who took this picture.