There’s a very special ship at the Port of Astoria right now: the research vessel Atlantis is at the dock, taking a temporary break from her research work in the Pacific Ocean. Such vessels often stop into Astoria because we are conveniently near the ocean, to get supplies and change crews. The Atlantis is a famous ship, espeically known for the submersible Alvin which can carry scientists deep below the surface.

Today we’ll talk about her and the Alvin, and I’ll share my memories of being aboard her for a tour.

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