Friday, June 3, 2011

May 23 - Maritime Museum

You have heard of lighthouses.  This is a lightship that was stationed at the very dangerous junction of the Pacific Ocean and the Columbia River.  Men would work on this ship two weeks at a time - lots of boring time except during the horrific storms.

The lightship kitchen.

Four men to a room.

Locations of some of the shipwrecks.  This is one of the most dangerous places in the world for a ship.

The Maritime Museum in Astoria, OR is a wonderful museum.  The background and and people in this photo aren't real, but the ship is an actual coast guard ship.

I don't know if this is a temporary or permanent exhibit, but it kind of creeped me out so I didn't spend much time in this part of the museum.

There were once a number of canneries in Astoria and they canned a LOT of salmon.  All the salmon was the same, but there was a wide variety of labels stuck on the cans.

From the Art Exhibit section of the museum.

Bells and Whistles.

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