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Join us for the March 21st TNT, “A History of Pilotage on the Columbia River Bar,” presented by Thron Riggs.

Captain Riggs joined his first ship as a ”wiper” directly out of high school. After twenty-seven seagoing years, he spent the next twenty-two years as a Columbia River Bar Pilot. Given his experience and the lack of any definitive written history of the Columbia River Bar pilots, Riggs has penned a new book, A History of Pilotage on the Columbia River Bar, that provides a detailed account of guiding ships across the notoriously dangerous Columbia River Bar, where the river meets the Pacific Ocean.

The Clatsop County Historical Society’s TNT lecture series is a free event at Fort George Brewery on the third Thursday of each month, October-June. Doors open at 6:00 pm, with lectures beginning at 7:00 pm. Seasonal beers on tap, food, and other beverages are available for purchase. Minors are welcome with an accompanying adult.

For more information about this event or other Clatsop County Historical Society activities, please call 503-325-2203 or e-mail: marketing@astoriamuseums.org

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