27th Astoria-Warrenton Seafood and Wine Festival April 24-26, 2009

27th Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival (April 24-26, 2009)

The Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival is always held during the last full weekend of April. This year’s Festival is April 24-26, 2009.

The Festival website invites patrons to “enjoy a great spread of northwest cuisine, myriad arts and crafts, a selection of Oregon and Washington’s finest wineries, the beer garden and more.” Last year’s Festival is reported to have hosted over 200 vendors, and this year the Festival will expand beyond just wine to include three local breweries.

There will be live music in the Exhibit Hall and several musical performances in the tent. In addition, the Rotary Club of Astoria will serve their traditional crab dinner throughout the weekend.

The Festival hosts a number of contests, including a wine competition (open to their winery vendors, of which there are expected to be about 50). This year’s top three Best of Show titles were awarded to: Terra Vina – 2006 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir, Zerba Cellars – 2006 Syrah, and Sweet Cheeks – 2007 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.

The Festival will be open on Friday, April 24, from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM; Saturday, April 25, from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM; and Sunday, April 26, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Daily general admission prices are as follows: Friday – $8, Saturday – $10, and Sunday – $5. (Children under 12 are free.) Alternatively, a weekend pass may be purchased for $18 at the Astoria & Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce or on Friday at the Festival.

According to the Festival website, shuttles will be available from many of the area’s lodging properties, as well as at the Port of Astoria park and ride (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) and the “Lum’s” lot at 5th & Marine (Friday and Saturday only). The cost is $1 each way. Visitors coming from Seaside on Saturday can take a shuttle to the Festival for $6. (Call Seaside’s Best Tours at 503.738.9898 to reserve a spot.)

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The Columbia River Gillnetter

We have a little press courtesy of the CRFPU (Columbia River Fishermen’s Protective Union) for our lost fishing vessel list which is featured on Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard.
The Winter 2009 issue has nearly a page on the chart!

NW Limited...History in Vogue has the newest most complete shipwreck chart of the Columbia River Oregon and Washington coast

To have your issue mailed, subscribe or for other questions call 503-325-2702
For more information about the sunken ship chart, call 503-338-6056 or email bill@nwlimited.com

Fisher Poets 2009 in Astoria, Oregon

This weekend, February 27, 28 and March 1, Fisher Poets schedule for the 2009 event includes poetry readings, slide shows,  music, workshops, an open boat tour and more.

Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard features a list of lost fishing vessels from the Oregon and Washington coasts (click to see it on a chart)

Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard features a list of lost fishing vessels from the Oregon and Washington coasts (click to see it on a chart)


Stay abreast of the happenings at the website above, don’t miss the rare gathering of those that live life on the edge and the writings inspired by their unique lifestyle.

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Gavel & Hammer

Today beginning at 9 a.m., (NOW) the KAST On-Air auction will feature Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard, so call 503-325-2911 and check where the bidding stands, LISTEN IN and bid!  Bidding starts at .50 on the dollar, your chance to (maybe) get a chart for less than retail once the gavel drops!
In other news:

Signed by stars Christopher Lee and Caroline Munro, this is the ultimate Hammer Horror tribute with the Royal Mail first day issue stamps and postmarks commemorating British Cinema

Signed by stars Christopher Lee and Caroline Munro, this is the ultimate Hammer Horror tribute with the Royal Mail first day issue stamps and postmarks commemorating British Cinema click for larger image

#3 Hammer Horror arrived at completion and sold as soon as it was viewed by a previous customer!  Congratulations and thank you, Oliver of London, England!

This piece in our edition of 50 shows Christopher Lee and Caroline Munro in Dracula AD 1972.  In the photo, Drac is preparing to drain his victim. Each star has signed, and each signature comes with its own COA and topping it all is the Royal Mail’s first day issue stamps and postmarks commemorating British cinema.

A custom-built Studio moulding frame and conservation glass will keep Oliver enthralled with his History in VogueTM purchase. 

We rarely share the “finish” with you, but ours are unique in that Bill uses a hard back (rather than paper) on which he attaches a clear sleeve for storage of provenance: A letter of ownership personalized to you or a special someone, Certificates of Authenticity for any signatures, original packaging for pins or memorabilia to arrive at a superior gathering of history and an enduring collectible; the kind that becomes favorite, an heirloom.

503-338-6056 or bill@nwlimited.com to find out more!

KAST On-Air Auction 2011

On Saturday, January 22, beginning at 9 a.m. KAST radio in Astoria, Oregon is having its annual On-Air Auction and NW Limited…History in VogueTM has donated a Gift certificates towards purchase Bidding on all items starts at 50 cents on the dollar.
See the full list of items to be auctioned; you can start pre-bidding as early as Friday.
Listen in at 1370 AM, or you can listen to streaming audio online
Our work is available for viewing at Amazing Stories in Astoria, Oregon 11 am to 8 pm 7 days a week except Sunday open til 6 pm.

F/V Sea King, the F/V Mermaid and the USCGC Triumph

January 11, 1991 saw the loss of the fishing vessel Sea King on the Columbia River bar. The 75-foot boat capsized and sank while under tow. David Haynes was one of two fishermen, and one Coast Guardsman (Charles Sexton) died during the rescue. 

Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard features a list of lost fishing vessels from the Oregon and Washington coasts (click to see it on a chart)

Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard features a list of lost fishing vessels from the Oregon and Washington coasts (click to see it on a chart)

Thirty years earlier, January 12, 1961, the F/V Mermaid lost their rudder and required rescue, resulting in the loss of five Coast Guard crewmen, the two Mermaid crew, the vessel Mermaid, the USCG Motor Lifeboat Triumph and the CG Utility boat 40564 in one of the worst tragedies of the Pacific Graveyard’s history.

Links:
Author brings background to Coast Guard tragedy Olympian story on Gary Hudson’s self-published book, They Had to Go Out
Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard, chart featuring shipwrecks and lost fishing vessels of the area
Historic daily events in Coast Guard history, listed by month at the Patriot Files Dedicate to the preservation of military history
Charles W. Sexton (Coast Guardsman lost during the Sea King rescue)

Oct. 25, 1906: Wreck of the Peter Iredale

On October 25, 1906, the bark Peter Iredale was wrecked on the Oregon coast at Clatsop Spit near

The Peter Iredale shortly after grounding in October, 1906

The Peter Iredale shortly after grounding in October, 1906

Warrenton attempting a Columbia River entrance.
The grounded ship was unsalvageable.
Over a century later, only her rusting bones remain.

Peter Iredale revealed by the storms of December. Photo taken January 2008 near Ft. Stevens

Peter Iredale in January 2008 near Ft. Stevens. The wreck is one of several hundred casualties of the Pacific Graveyard and appears as the most familiar landmark on "Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard" shipwreck chart by NW Limited...History in VogueTM.

 
Oft-photographed, endlessly visited by tourists, the Iredale’s weathered skeleton is testament both to the forces of nature and folly of man. 

There are countless more like her that have disappeared, shipwrecked forever by virtue of lucky salvage or the relentless pounding of waves, wind, tide and time.

Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard” documents these, lifting them from conscious memory, and marking them in historic record.
Anecdotes from each wreck are provided, stories which are entwined in the foundation of a region rich with maritime activity.
As the newest and most complete shipwreck chart of the SW Washington, NW Oregon coast and lower Columbia River, it is also the most aesthetically-minded.
Printed on high-quality paper, the lithograph (detail shown below) is built to stand the test of time both as a collectible, historic tribute and an artful display. 
Dead Reckoning Shipwreck chart detail showing the wreck of the Iredale as well as several others at the mouth of the Columbia River click on the image for larger, readable version

"Dead Reckoning" Shipwreck chart detail showing the wreck of the Iredale as well as several others at the mouth of the Columbia River

For information on ordering a shipwreck chart directly from the creator, please contact bill@nwlimited.com or call 503-338-6056.

Commune with the Dead

This weekend at Ocean View Cemetary in Warrenton, Oregon, the Clatsop County Historical Society will be hosting the fifth rendition of their popular “Talking Tombstones” event.  If you love history, it’s an event not to be missed.
From the Historical Society’s website:

Talking Tombstones V, “Friends In Low Places”

Ocean View Cemetery, Warrenton, OR
10/26/2008
Event Fee: FREE

The Clatsop County Historical Society with sponsorship from Astoria Granite Works is excited to once again present Talking Tombstones. This year’s sequel, “Talking Tombstones V, Friends In Low Places” will be held on Sunday, October 26th from 1:00 p.m. until dusk at the Ocean View Cemetery, SW 18th Street, Warrenton.

Ten former citizens are expected to return from the great beyond for a graveside chat with any and all willing to visit their tombstone.This is a FREE event, however donations are welcome.

Visitors should plan to arrive no later than 4:00 p.m. as the deceased begin to fade from view as the darkness of night draws near.

To learn more about Talking Tombstones or how you might assist with the event, please call 503-325-2203 or e-mail: cchs@cumtux.org.
 

 

Links:
Talking Tombstones Coast Weekend – Daily Astorian
Talking Tombstones at the Clatsop County Historical Society’s Website
Where’s Grim
Tales of the dead written in stone Daily Astorian article w/video

Astoria, Oregon historic photographs

 These five will join another set of framed, historic photographs and of course a Dead Reckoning shipwreck chart that Bill built as customs to hang in the Clatsop County Courthouse in Astoria, Oregon.

Various images depicting scenes from Astorias rich, historic past

Various images depicting scenes from Astoria's rich, historic past - a custom, part of a set to accompany a framed, shipwreck chart

The first three with framed chart

The first three with framed chart

Nobody frames history like we do!
Wander on over to the website and see what’s available.

We have Oregon, Washington local historic events and autographed, entertainment events with national, even global appeal, all made right here in Astoria, OR.

 

Email: bill@nwlimited.com or phone 503-338-6056

The patience of a 6-year old!

Brandon waited for over a year to have this Star Wars X-Wing fighter picture by NW Limited…History in VogueTM!
He saw it at Astoria’s Sunday Market in 2007 before his 6th birthday. He mentioned it to his parents just before the 2008 Sunday Market opened.
Before it went there, though, it was acquired and put away for his 7th birthday gift (then more than 5 months away)!
Brandon continued to ask about “that Star Wars picture”, but waited patiently.

Cant fake a smile like this!  Brandon loves his Star Wars #23 X-Wing Fighter with USPS Stamps and first-day-issue postmark

Can't fake a smile like this! Brandon loves his Star Wars #23 X-Wing Fighter with USPS Stamps and first-day-issue postmark

Video of Brandon opening his most anticipated birthday gift.

Here’s where to find something like it:
NW Limited…History in VogueTM

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