Tall ship the Lady Washington visits Westport, Wa and Astoria, OR

Aberdeen, WA – The tall ship Lady Washington will stop in Westport Sunday Oct. 4 before she begins her 11-week “2009 Columbia River Fall Education Tour.” The ship is scheduled to arrive at the Westport Marina at approximately 1 p.m. and open to the public for walk-on tours from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
A $3 donation per person is appreciated. On Monday, Oct. 5, Lady Washington departs Westport for Astoria, Ore.
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, which owns and operates Lady Washington, had initially planned for a major restoration project on the ship after completing its annual Puget Sound tour this month. A change in the restoration planning opened up the opportunity for a fall voyage. The warm welcome by Columbia River port communities last spring encouraged the Seaport to schedule a fall voyage up river rather than south down the Oregon coast.

The tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain, which normally accompanies Lady Washington on her voyages, will sail south and offer educational programs to coastal Oregon and California schools. She is currently in Aberdeen. Hawaiian Chieftain is scheduled to visit Westport Oct. 10 before sailing for Oakland, Calif.
Like maritime history and tall ships? Visit our website and check out the newest, most complete gathering of shipwreck and fishing vessel as well as myths, legends and maybe-true tales about the Pacific Graveyard region, “Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard.”

The fall Columbia River tour is an encore of the ship’s spring 2009 tour and the Lady Washington will visit many of the same ports, emphasizing its mission of hands-on education for young people. Scheduled ports-of-call include: Astoria, Cathlamet, Hood River, Ilwaco, Kalama, Pasco, Rainier, St. Helens, The Dalles, Umatilla, Vancouver, and Washougal.

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Joe Satriani, the “Silver Surfer”

This custom encompasses more than 27 years of Silver Surfer and Joe Satriani history...

This custom encompasses more than 27 years of Silver Surfer and Joe Satriani history...

The focus of this Silver Surfer/Joe Satriani custom is the original relase 45 “Surfing with the Alien” off of the album with the same name. 

The artwork for the album, released August 1987 was “borrowed” from Marvel Comics’ issue #1 June of 1982 Silver Surfer, page 6, panel 1.  No permission was ever granted for this although the album was re-issued in August 2007 for its 20th anniversary.  That  Legacy Edition artwork is displayed with the 45 and the comic is on the left surrounded by the USPS first day of issue stamps and postmarks commemorating Marvel Comics.

On the right, a photo of Joe Satriani is autographed and displayed with a Limited Edition “Silver Surfer” guitar pin.

In sleeves on the back you will find each item’s provenance as well as a duplicate comic to read.  No other gathering of entertainment fine art will you find to match this History in Vogue original and one of a kind.  It is the pinnacle of assemblage.

Everything is contained within a custom-built wood frame and protected by conservation glass.

We build customs occasionally by special request.  We have several pieces already finished and ready for purchase at www.nwlimited.com so come claim your piece of History in VogueTM!

Pacific Fishermen’s Festival 2009

Don your Grunden's, grab your survival suit and come to Astoria the weekend of September 19th and 20th for the Pacific Fishermen's Festival at Pier 1

Don your Grunden's, grab your survival suit and come to Astoria the weekend of September 19th and 20th for the Pacific Fishermen's Festival at Pier 1

TOMORROW: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19th through 20th – in conjunction with Astoria’s Sunday Market, you have the chance to attend THE Commercial Fishing Festival featuring Coast Guard demonstrations, industry product vendors, gift vendors and “Deadliest Catch” crews of the F/V Wizard and F/V Maverick, and the F/V Maverick herself will be on hand at the Festival. 
Get autographs, photos, even win a chance for a limo ride with the Wizard crew!
Don’t miss your chance to rub shoulders with the ilk of hard-working men and women that work the waters of the Pacific Graveyard, many of whom also fish the Bering Sea in the industry made famous by Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch.
Entrants will compete in several events:
Competitions include the Survival Suit Race, Hyster competition, and the “Highliner Competition” which includes successfully completing a series of tasks such as eating oysters, survival suit, stacking crab pots and knot-tying in order to gain bragging rights and donated prizes including $500 cash.

In addition to all of this, there will be entertainment in the form of commercial fishing-related and Coast Guard rescue demonstrations,  live music and
NW Limited…History in VogueTM will be there as a vendor in our usual spot at Sunday Market as well as at the Fishermen’s Expo on Saturday at Pier 1.

A little preview of the most complete list of lost fishing vessels of the Pacific Graveyard, available only as part of the Dead Reckoning shipwreck chart from NW Limited...History in Vogue

A little preview of the most complete list of lost fishing vessels of the Pacific Graveyard, available only as part of the Dead Reckoning shipwreck chart from NW Limited...History in Vogue

 

 

We’ve got the newest shipwreck chart available for the Northwest/Lower Columbia River which features the most complete, the only list of lost fishing vessels from this area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seaport Airlines, Englund Marine, Oregon Trawl Commission, Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission, The Port of Astoria, Pacific Seafood are just some of the sponsors.

 

 

 

 

Contact: Ron Williams, Event Director
(503) 325-1010
ron@pacificfishermenfestival.com
Website: www.pacificfishermenfestival.com

Media Contact: Cyndi Mudge at 503-325-1010
astoriasundaymarket@charter.net

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Civil War Re-Enactment this weekend at Ft. Stevens in Hammond, Oregon


Visiting the Oregon North coast this Labor Day weekend?

Love History?
Don’t miss the Civil War Re-Enactments and living history exhibits Sept. 5-7 at Fort Stevens (Oregon’s only link with the Civil War, by the way) with artillery demonstrations, battle re-enactments, medical, cavalry exhibits and band concerts to name a few.
A schedule is available at the Northwest Civil War Council link which also has directions and other information.
If you can’t be here, enjoy the video above taken at last year’s re-enactment!