Today we’ll take a look at the numbers about why the Carnival Panorama cruise ship, currently at the Port of Astoria, can’t just go upriver without modifications. How tall is the ship as she currently sits? And what’s the clearance on the fixed bridges on the river?

Also, a shout out about a meeting Saturday afternoon in Astoria for an open house for the Sea Scouts. It’sa century-old group affiliated with Boy Scouts of America, and it’s a co-ed organization for kids who want to learn more about boats and all things maritime.

Note about photo: this is the stack that is causing so many problems for the Carnival Panorama. Look closely at the picture for scale. It’s huge adn no doubt very heavy. And it has to be removed.