History

PHOTO BY DIANA KIRK
History, Travel

Laying Tracks

An Astoria teenager helps rebuild and preserve an antique steam locomotive. STORY BY DAN HAAG FOR THE FULL PRINT EDITORIAL VERSION OF THE STORY CLICK HERE IT’S EASY TO assume today’s teenagers spend their time glued to social media or playing video games. But then you meet someone like Ryder […]

Photo by CRAIG TUTTLE
History

Terrible Tilly

STORY BY RICHARD YATES FEATURED IMAGE BY CRAIG TUTTLE FOR THE FULL PRINT EDITORIAL VERSION OF THE STORY CLICK HERE OVER THE YEARS, ships approaching the mouth of the Columbia River along the northern Oregon coast had to run a gauntlet of natural forces that placed them in grave danger. […]

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History

Clipper Ships, Mine Sweepers, & More

STORY BY RICHARD YATES FOR THE FULL PRINT EDITORIAL VERSION OF THE STORY CLICK HERE ASA M. SIMPSON, a young apprentice shipbuilder from Maine, came west with his brother during the California gold rush, but Simpson soon realized that few fortunes could be made grubbing for gold. However, there were […]