Sunday, October 25th is Wonder Woman Day!
Click to visit The Wonder Woman Museum
Events in Portland, Oregon at Excalibur Comics and Flemington, New Jersey (Comic Fusion) celebrate the popular DC Comics character and raise money to benefit domestic violence shelters. More than $69,000 has been raised so far.
Know a “Wonder Woman”?
Sunday, October 25th is Wonder Woman Day!
Boats of all kinds:
In dry dock, stored for the Winter, for repair and restoration, or for good:
Here, out of the water, surrounded by pavement, they appear as monuments to their trade, sentinels of countless storms of the Pacific Graveyard, and showing the effects of work and weather.
Some of these may have been salvaged, the remnants of a disaster awaiting disposal.
The ones that didn’t make it won’t be found here…
…instead swallowed by the surf and consumed by the elements.
A handful of new builds, all currently available for purchase:
All except the Jack Nicholson Joker are finished with the new Made in USA Framerica molding! We’re excited to add this to our materials and increase our domestic content.
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Thanks, Tony, for these photos of your new Dead Reckoning the Pacific Graveyard shipwreck chart hanging in your office at the United States Coast Guard Regional Exam Center in Portland, Oregon.
Tony has to say:
Well I got my Dead Reckoning piece hung up in my office here with the Coast Guard Regional Exam Center in Portland; it looks really awesome and I am very pleased with it. Thanks! You did a great job on it.
I have attached two photos of the piece on my wall; they aren’t the best photos as my office is some what small and hard to get a good shot, but at least you can get an idea of what it looks like; everyone here really likes it as well.
It was good meeting you and I hope to get down to Astoria one of these days again and will try to look you up if I can; you are also welcome to come here to my office in Portland if you would like any time.
In case you were wondering…
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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. ”
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.
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!
Old Glory framed against a blue sky, rippling in a northwesterly breeze and flying proudly on the United States Coast Guard cutter Eagle as she is moored alongside the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria, Oregon.
The barque Eagle as seen from the Columbia River Maritime Museum on 6 June, 2008.
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Lightship Columbia, moored alongside, looks small in comparison to the 295′ long ship.
The Eagle was commissioned originally for the German Navy as the Horst Wessel in 1936.
Taken by the US as a war prize after WWII, she was re-commissioned in 1946 for the USCG.
More information on the Eagle’s history at this link
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The fuzzy stuff is called “baggywrinkle” and it is
designed to decrease chafing of the sails
The 1812 Privateer Lynx under full sail on the Columbia River.
The USCG Cutter Eagle pivoting on anchor, turning from her Eastward-pointing direction as she prepares to depart out the mouth of the Columbia River, and navigate the waters of the Pacific Graveyard, where the bones of many ships and fishing vessels repose.
Pointed west, the barque then rides the ebb tide to the Pacific Ocean.
The Eagle departing Astoria, escorted by an HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter.
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Pictures and video on the USCG Press Release Page
If you love maritime history, sailing and boats in general, or know someone who does, have a look at our shipwreck chart, available for purchase: Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard.