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If you are interested in maritime history you should visit the tug Portland, which houses a museum dedicated to Portland’s maritime past. This vessel operated from 1947-1981 and is the last stern-wheel tugboat left in the United States. You can visit the bridge and the engine…
This was fun and fascinating. We had no idea what to expect, but the weather was lousy so an inside event made sense. Everything about it was informative and enjoyable. The boat is 200-some feet long and the engine room has to be 150. The amount of pipes and pumps and…
An intersting view of Portland and it's history. The Waterfront around the museum also has a great trail and a monument to sailors that served on the USS Oregon.
Each summer the Maritime Museum 'fires up' the boilers and offers a four hour fund raising cruise down the Willamette River and back. We try to make this trip each summer. The volunteers who crew and operate the ship are marvelous, the adventure is both relaxing and…
We picked perfect weather. Lots of great volunteers operate and maintain this Oregon treasure. Un-expected breakfast treats and lunch from Grand Central bakery was icing on cake. Amazingly quiet! I imagined plenty of racket during engine room tour...not at all. Tour of pilot…