Sunday, June 8, 2008

Busy river last Wednesday, June 4, 2008

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From the Hawthorne Bridge, left to right, the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain. Behind them you see the Portland Spirit.
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The raised Hawthorne Bridge allows both tall ships to pass beneath it, going south on the Willamette River, on their way to the mock battle. You can see the Riverplace Marina to the right of the tall ships.
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Before I walked past the marina, I took this photo which shows a portion of the Marquam Bridge with the Ross Island Bridge in the background.
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The Portland Spirit and the dragon boat I had been watching earlier.
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Beyond the Marquam Bridge, the Hawaiian Chieftain cannon fires as dragon boats practice nearby.
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The Willamette got really busy. You can see the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in the background, too.
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Looks like the Sternwheeler Rose got a bit too close for the Hawaiian Chieftain.
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A sailor works on the cannon.
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The Willamette Jetboat distracted me from the mock battle.
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The ships must have turned around not too long after I took this photo of them close by the Ross Island Bridge. It doesn't open, so they would have had to do that and return to their moorings, after passing underneath the raised Hawthorne Bridge once more.

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7 comments:

George Townboy said...

Another awesome post with beautiful photos!! I appreciate the amount of work that went into this, Lynette!! Fantastic!

WendyB said...

It's a dang traffic jam out there.

Jim said...

These pictures are so good. I wish we had a river and port here.

Josy said...

Wow.

Among the bazillion awesome photos, I'm particularly fond of the bridge shot. What a bridge! Our bridges just open in the middle.

Greg said...

What beautiful saling ships - i much prefer their appearance to modern ships

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" is really enjoying these photos you've been posting of all the ships and boats! Thank you!

Dick said...

Great post, beautiful ships and the sky is fantastic too.