North Oregon Coast Offers Trolley, Robert Gray, More History
(Astoria, Oregon) – Numerous history programs are popping up on the north Oregon coast, just as Astoria announces its fall schedule for its charming little trolley.
The Garibaldi Museum will be presenting one final free viewing of the recently released documentary about the Port of Garibaldi on Sunday, October 10. The film chronicles the 100 years of the Port's existence and features interviews with many past and present community members and Port officials.
Fort Clatsop is launching a new installment of its “In Their Footsteps” lecture series, with “Tragic First Contact at Tillamook Bay; the Story of Marcus Lopez, Cabin Boy.”
The Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop will host Daniel Haag, presenting “Tragic First Contact at Tillamook Bay; the Story of Marcus Lopez, Cabin Boy” on Sunday, October 17, at 1 p.m.
Astoria's nifty trolley has announced its fall schedule, running from noon to 6 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. It’s $1 per trip, and the average round trip takes about 50 to 55 minutes. You can catch the trolley at the following locations:
Astoria Red Lion Inn; Foot of Bay Street - Maritime Memorial; Foot of 3rd Street - Columbia House Condominiums; Foot of 6th Street; Foot of 9th Street; Foot of 11th Street; Foot of 14th Street; Foot of 17th Street - Maritime Museum; Foot of 20th Street - Railroad Depot; Foot of 33rd Street – Safeway, and the foot of 39th Street - Pier 39.
Passengers can ride as long as they like each time they board, or pay $2 to ride all day long. The schedule is dependent on weather, however. Schedule ends on December 20.
The trolley can be rented for $100 an hour for private groups looking for something unique. For information: call 503-325-6311.
Rogue brewery is expected to have tastings in addition to Troon Vineyard and Prodigal Son Brewery and Pub.
SeaPort has announced its new schedule effective September 29, based on requests by travelers. See the new schedule at www.seaportairlines.com
Garibaldi's little port
Astoria's bridge at night
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