Thursday, October 2, 2014

On to Astoria

 Upon leaving the Straits of Juan de Fuca , Tatoosh Island is the last bit of land you see before turning south for Astoria. We plan to haul boat in Astoria and give it a bottom job. Always fun!
 $23 a night to tie up at city docks in Astoria. That includes power.
 LCB getting dry for the first time in over 2 years.

 After sanding the hull for three days we really needed a break. Astoria was the place Lewis and Clark wintered in 1805 on their voyage of Discovery.It is also where Union forces built a fort towards the end of the Civil War. Fort Stevens also saw increased activity during WWII when the only attack on the US mainland occurred. A Japanese submarine  shelled the base during the war. US forces did not return fire as the CO determined waste of time because sub was out of range of the antiquated armament.
 Willys Jeep fromWWII
 Gun emplacement. One disappearing six gun is left from the heyday.
Six inch disappearing gun. Called disappearing because it raises on jacks above parapet then drops down after firing. Technology dates fron WWI.

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