Commercial Fisherman Expo and Hotdog Highliners Competition


Sunday, Sept. 7th – in conjunction with Astoria’s Sunday Market, there will be a Commercial Fishing Expo and Hotdog Highliners Competition.
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 must have registered by Sept. 3 in order to compete.
Competitions include the Dover Sole Relay Race, Forklift Coin-flip, and teams made up of three highliner “deckhands” successfully completing a series of tasks such as eating oysters, donning a survival suit, stacking crab pots and knot-tying in order to gain bragging rights and donated prizes.
In addition to these, there will be entertainment in the form of commercial fishing demonstrations, Sea Shanty songs by the Living Historians, fisher poets and
NW Limited…History in VogueTM will be there as a vendor in our usual spot as well as at the Fishing Expo.
Englund Marine, Polk-Riley Printing, Junes Ltd., J&H Boatworks, Jon’s Seafood and Pier 39 are some of the sponsors.
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Fishing Contest Enlivens North Coast Oregon Town

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Fishing for words?

If you’re in town for the 11th annual Fisher Poet’s Gathering, you might come on up to NW Limited…History in VogueTM and have a look at our newest offering of Dead Reckoning of the Pacific Graveyard, featuring a list of the lost fishing vessels from the region. We are just two minutes from downtown on the hillside overlooking the Columbia River. Call for your appointment: 503-338-6056
The commercial fishing industry is a dangerous one, and while many of the boats on the list went down without a life lost (and often thanks to the heroic United States Coast Guard), there will always be those vessel names associated with the sudden loss of peers.
The list of fishing vessels is featured on handmade paper, and printed using an antique letter press; giving a tactile depth to the dates and the names which are so evocative of a way of life on the edge.
This is just one aspect of this magnificent gathering of maritime history, one which encompasses the lives of those we lost while working on the sea, and the memories we all share as part of this community. 
The list of lost vessels in itself speaks volumes of the ultimate price paid for the living made on the sea.  Where words fail, all that is needed are the dates and the names…most of us know the rest.
Custom tributes within this run of 500 matted, framed charts are more than welcome, since each framed chart is hand-built and assembled right here in Astoria, Oregon.
Call or email Bill to see how we can immortalize your memories. 503-338-6056