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Video | Boat crash on the Columbia River

The chilling footage below is from a collision near buoy 10 on the Columbia River. It took place last summer and has been making the rounds as a cautionary tale for boaters everywhere. Fortunately nobody was seriously injured or killed. Be safe out there, boaters! Read the full story at OregonLive.com.  

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Batwater Station: A gem on the river

As we motored upriver from Cathlamet, the day warmed to summer like temperatures and the wind slowly trickled in from behind us. Using the assistance of the breeze, we rolled out the genoa and picked up half a knot of speed towards a destination we had yet to decide on for the night. With evening upon […]

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There's good, uncrowded sailing to be had in this reach of the river.

Washington’s sleepiest port

“It could be the Port Townsend of the Columbia,” said my friend Kim. “If only people would come,” I replied. And if you’re a boater, come you should. There’s a quiet charm about Cathlamet, Washington that I find irresistible. A classic river town, its streets end at or near the water. Rows of houses line […]

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