USS Shark Cannons-History in Cannon Beach Wednesday

Can you find the Shark on this small section of our chart representing the Columbia River Bar area and some of the shipwrecks there?

Can you find the Shark on this small section of our chart representing the Columbia River Bar area and some of the shipwrecks there?

On Wednesday, August 13, the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum will host a lecture by Greg Shine on the cannons discovered in Arch Cape in February 2008,/a>. Shine is the Chief Ranger and Historian at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and the Northwest Cultural Resources Institute. This free, public program will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the History Center.
The cannons are believed to be from the wreck of a Navy ship named the USS Shark, which was surveying the Columbia River Bar when it struck a shoal and ultimately sunk in 1846.
For more information about the program, please call the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum at 503-436-9301.
As always, you can call the office (503-338-6056), or drop by Astoria’s Sunday Market to pick up a souvenir of your visit, our
Dead Reckoning shipwreck chart, the newest and most complete listing of shipwrecks for this region, presented in a beautiful lithograph on high-quality paper, and the ultimate which is framed and has photographs of the wrecks and other historic memorabilia such as lighthouses.

Links:
Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard shipwreck chart at NW Limited…History in Vogue
Hear the stories of the USS Shark
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department: Arch Cape Cannons
Cannon Lecture on North Oregon Coast Beach Connection.net

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Lewis & Clark and Jamestown, Virginia maps

 These look amazing with the new “distressed” frame molding:

Lewis & Clark black map with distressed frame by NW Limited...History in Vogue

Lewis & Clark "black" map with distressed frame by NW Limited...History in Vogue $275 as shown

Map of Jamestown, Virginia with USPS first-day-issue stamps and postmarks commemorating the quadricentennial of the settlement of Jamestown

Map of Jamestown, Virginia with USPS first-day-issue stamps and postmarks commemorating the quadricentennial of the settlement of Jamestown $200 as shown

 

To possess:

bill@nwlimited.com  or 503-338-6056

 

Links:
NW Limited…History in VogueTM

Happy Birthday, Kat!

Kat and her husband visited our booth at Sunday Market, yesterday
Their goal:
A Lewis & Clark States Map that Kat’s been dreaming about for three years.
Since it was her birthday, she and her husband agreed that she should have one.
Bill finished the one he had on the workbench in the shop, and delivered it to her today.
Kat is now a very happy girl with a Lewis & Clark map of her very own.
Happy Birthday, Kat, and thanks for being a part of History in VogueTM!!!

We have what everyone wishes for, and if we don’t, chances are we can build it!

bill@nwlimited.com or 503-338-6056

Published in: on July 28, 2008 at 5:22 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Heath Ledger is “The Joker”

DC Comics’ “Dark Knight” starring Christian Bale as Batman, hits theaters nationwide this week (release date July 18, 2008).
Reviews lean towards the favorable reception of actor Heath Ledger’s interpretation of “The Joker” in spite of early doubt.
In his second-to-last role, Ledger had the chance to be the youngest actor to portray the Clown Prince of Crime, the Harlequin of Hate a/k/a that of the Joker, and there were concerns as to his suitability for the role.
The question might be: “Did playing the Joker wring the life force out of Ledger?”

Heath Ledger as the Joker originally (COA included) autographed, framed, exclusive tribute by NW Limited...History in Vogue - #4 of 7 (collection of the artist NFS)


“If you’re good at something, never do it for free.” – Heath Ledger as the Joker

No matter how you feel about Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the witty, wisecracking nemesis to DC Comics’ Batman, “The Joker” was a tough role to play.  Actor Jack Nicholson said as much in a recent interview. 
Upon first hearing the news of Ledger’s demise, he said, “I warned him.”

Links:
The Dark Knight: Heath Ledger’s Batman movie smashes box office records
The Joker: Torn between good and evil (NPR)
Once-skeptical Batfans embrace Heath Ledger’s Joker (FOX News)
Heath Ledger Fan Site
Heath Ledger talks Joker
YouTube Heath Ledger as Joker trailer
The Dark Knight at IMDB

Just sailing through

Author Eric Soyland stopped into the Columbia River Coffee Roaster this a.m., and as he enjoyed his coffee and wireless access, looked up to become acquainted with the chart.
As fate would have it, Bill walked in the door at just the right moment, and Eric and he shook hands. Kudos was given to the creator of the chart he’d just been enjoying.

Erics sailboat, Sierra

Eric's sailboat, Sierra

Eric is a sailor, diver, surfer and lover of the sea. Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard naturally drew him in, and captured his imagination.

Admiration for the chart! Thanks for the book, Eric!
Admiration for the chart!

Later that day, Eric returned and left a copy of his book, “Ocean of Adventure” for Bill and even autographed it. Eric and his friend Erica, accompanied by their dog, Mr. Free, are traveling from Ketchikan, Alaska to San Francisco, California by sailboat and stopped in Astoria for a taste of local culture.”
They encountered the best!

Eric converses while seated at the best spot in the house

Eric converses while seated at the best spot in the house

Fair winds and following seas to Eric and company…

Published in: on July 23, 2008 at 9:05 am  Leave a Comment  
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Why so serious?

DC Comic The Joker, custom Studio molding frame, matted with first-day issue stamps and postmarks. 11 X 14 $150

DC Comic' The Joker, custom Studio molding frame, matted with first-day issue stamps and postmarks. 11" X 14" $150

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The HMS Bounty stopped in Astoria

The HMS Bounty was here July 15-17, 2008, and has now left headed south.
If you’d like to find out where the HMS Bounty is currently located, please click here: HMS Bounty Schedule (from their website) and HMS Bounty Locator (A locator also hosted on the HMS Bounty’s website)
If you’d like one of our shipwreck charts, please feel free to give a call or email: 503-338-6056 or bill@nwlimited.com

The HMS Bounty at anchor in the Columbia River near Astoria, Oregon July 15, 2008

The HMS Bounty at anchor in the Columbia River near Astoria, Oregon on July 15, 2008-Bounty has stopped over on her way from Port Alberni, BC on 9 day trip to attend San Francisco Tall Ships celebration July 22-27.

The historic HMS Bounty had been scheduled to attend the Tall Ships event in Ilwaco, WA, last month, but could not arrive in time on her way from Bodega Bay, California though the crew battled a monstrous headwind for days to try and make the event.

Needless to say, better late than never!  

We Astorians, and those lucky enough to be in the vicinity, were treated to the sight of a historic “star” such as the HMS Bounty anchored up just north of the shipping channel. 
These photos were taken July 15, 2008.

The HMS Bounty moored at 17th street pier near the Columbia River Maritime Museum and alongside a US Coast Guard cutter

The HMS Bounty moored at 17th street pier near the Columbia River Maritime Museum and alongside a US Coast Guard cutter

The HMS Bounty was built in 1960-1961 in Lunenberg, Nova Scotia; she was christened on 8/28/1961.  Created for the movie starring Marlon Brando, “Mutiny on the Bounty”, she has also been featured in Pirates of the Caribbean-Dead Man’s Chest, Treasure Island, and Sponge Bob Square Pants the Movie! 
The helm is original, from the 1935 movie in which Clark Gable also starred.

 

Quote from www.tallshipsbounty.org: “Known for a maritime mutiny that took place over 200 years ago, Bounty remains famous and infamous. Thousands cross her ample decks during port visits wondering what life was like then and now. You know her from her modern movies as well. In 1960, it was Marlon Brando as Fletcher Christian in Mutiny on the Bounty. Today, it is Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest. ”

The Bounty will again cross beneath the Astoria-Megler bridge on her way back over the Columbia River bar, also known as The Pacific Graveyard when she departs

The Bounty will again cross beneath the Astoria-Megler bridge on her way back over the Columbia River bar, also known as "The Pacific Graveyard" when she departs

 

 

After San Francisco, the Bounty is also scheduled to attend the Festival of Sail in San Diego, California along with the USCG Cutter Eagle, which was here last month.

 

We wish her well on the next leg of her journey, and hope that you enjoyed the pictures.

Links:
HMS Bounty homepage
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Columbia River Maritime Museum website

Love tall ships and sailing, maritime history in general?
Why not inquire about a Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard shipwreck chart for your own?
Information to the right, or click our logo to visit our site!

Want to camp with the Corps of Discovery?

You can, this weekend:
CLARK’S CAMPSITE
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 18, 19 and 20th
A new overnight program on Waikiki Beach at Cape Disappointment the third weekend in July

Links:
Destination the Pacific website (calendar)
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080717/OUTDOORS/807170339/1034/SPORTS

Today in History: The USS Ronald Reagan

Five years ago, July 12, 2003: The USS Ronald Reagan, the first carrier named for a living president, was commissioned in Norfolk, Va.

Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan tribute...great gift!
33″ X 14″ framed, numbered and limited edition tribute to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier by NW Limited…History in VogueTM features the Feb. 9, 2005 postmark and stamp honoring Ronald Wilson Reagan. $200

“Peace through strength”

To purchase, see the link below, or email bill@nwlimited.com call 503-338-6056

USS Ronald Reagan at NW Limited…History in VogueTM
United States Navy website of the USS Ronald Reagan
Our USS Ronald Reagan page here at WordPress