Sunday, June 8, 2008
Busy river last Wednesday, June 4, 2008
From the Hawthorne Bridge, left to right, the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain. Behind them you see the Portland Spirit.
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.
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.
The Portland Spirit and the dragon boat I had been watching earlier.
Beyond the Marquam Bridge, the Hawaiian Chieftain cannon fires as dragon boats practice nearby.
The Willamette got really busy. You can see the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in the background, too.
Looks like the Sternwheeler Rose got a bit too close for the Hawaiian Chieftain.
A sailor works on the cannon.
The Willamette Jetboat distracted me from the mock battle.
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.