At 7 pm tonight, August 6, 2008, coronation events will kick off the Regatta festival here in Astoria.
Sailboat races, children’s parade, USCG SAR demonstration, Bumble Bee Cannery worker’s reunion, historic home tours, concerts and fireworks over the Columbia River are a sampling of the events planned as part of the 4-day celebration.
What is the Regatta Festival?
A celebration of the river and it’s history intertwined with the people who have lived, live and will live here along the waterfront.
Times change, but the river itself has remained constant in its own ever-changing landscape. The types of boats and ships that traverse the currents is different, and navigation aids slow their losses. Commerce threatens to change it drastically, and development always perches on a precarious edge of greed versus aesthetics.
One thing will never change, and those are the names and dates recorded; the history that has dictated our arrival here and now, and which is being made at this very moment:
from NW Limited…History in VogueTM!!
Events wrap up Sunday.
Swing by Astoria’s Sunday Market to our booth across from the Elliot Hotel/in front of Lucy’s Books (look for the green awning) to purchase
Dead Reckoning for yourself.