- Pacific Northwest
Come and join us for a maritime weekend in Astoria, Oregon!
We’ll enjoy an insider tour of the Columbia River Maritime Museum (CRMM) archives, a museum tour, a briefing by a former Columbia River Sector Coast Guard administrator, some fine dining and plenty of other activities in this historic port city.
Friday evening - Meet for happy-hour at The Columbia River Maritime Museum boardroom - hosted by Sam Johnson, Museum Director (and former CYA member). We will provide appetizers and drinks.
Saturday morning - Tour the museum archives to view the collection of working river vessels and the marine engines. We’ll take a coffee break at the museum boardroom, then tour the museum. CYA members will pay for their museum admission.
Saturday lunch - on your own.
Saturday afternoon - Bruce Jones, CRMM deputy director and former Columbia River Coast Guard executive will meet with us to discuss river activities and issues.
Saturday mid-afternoon - on your own (see activity options below)
Saturday evening - Dinner at Bridgewater Bistro - fine dining right on the river.
Sunday - Free time for independent touring
Optional activities: Cape Disappointment lighthouse (overlooking the North Jetty of the Columbia river Bar), Astoria Column, England Marine and Industrial Supply (not open Sunday), Phog Bounder Antiques, Bumble Bee Cannery museum, Peter Iredale shipwreck, Fort Clatsop (Lewis and Clark winter quarters), Fort Stevens (South jetty of the Columbia Bar, George Flavel House.
Cannery Pier Hotel - 503/325-4996 http://www.cannerypierhotel.com (This is Astoria’s best - very comfortable accommodations right on the river, 1 1/2 miles from the city center along the Astoria Riverwalk - $250/night)
Hotel Elliott - 503/325-2222 http://www.hotelelliott.com (A restored vintage hotel located right in the center of Astoria - walk to the museum and shopping - $150/night)
Astoria Crest Motel - 800/421-3141 https://www.astoriacrestmotel.com (recently refurbished, this motel has the best views of Astoria’s waterfront but is located about three miles (8 minutes drive) from the city center - $150/night)
*We will not be reserving a block of rooms, so make reservations soon at a place you prefer - Astoria is a popular tourist destination - room fill and rates change. We’ll let you know the cost of the happy hour and coffee break well before the weekend.
Contact: John Lebens (firstname.lastname@example.org or 503/330-0216) or Mike Keane (503/320-1646) for more info. RSVP please! We’ll need to know who’s coming