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Water Under the Bridge: Nov. 22, 2017

From the pages of Astoria’s daily newspapers

Published on November 22, 2017 3:19PM

Last changed on November 22, 2017 3:20PM

Work begins at site of Pacific Riviera Development.

Work begins at site of Pacific Riviera Development.

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10 years ago this week — 2007

Starting Freshman year, students know it’s coming.

They might stumble on the stack of bubbly cider bottles as they pile up in a hallway.

And they can’t miss the telltale scent as it wafts through the halls.

One day each November, roasting turkey signals the final lesson in Turkey 101, a program based half on etiquette, half on budget-friendly food.

“You can smell it in the office, you can smell it in the gym. You can’t even imagine,” said Astoria High School Principal Larry Lockett. “I love Turkey 101.”

The annual two-day event is part of Senior Transitions, aimed at imparting some practical knowledge to Astoria students before they graduate high school.

There’s a new kind of storm rolling into the Oregon coast, and it’s driven by conflicting interests in ocean real estate.

Nine different wave energy studies are targeting space in the state’s territorial waters, many of them on sandy ocean bottoms that overlap with productive fishing grounds.

Even though most of the proposals are aimed at the central and southern Oregon coast, North Coast fishermen say they’re not too thrilled about the new players rolling in with the waves — especially when coupled with the state’s plans to rope off ocean waters for marine reserves.

North Coast commercial fishers often travel down the coast to find their catch. They say the wave parks would not only cost them money in lost grounds, but it would also block central transit routes and crowd North Coast waters with displaced fishermen.

50 years ago — 1967

The new barge-loading ramp to pier 3 of the Astoria port docks was used for the first time Sunday.

The Norwegian motorship Hoyanger discharged 130 tons of general cargo at the new Waterway Terminals, Inc., marine terminal at the outer end of Pier 3, for transshipment to Portland.

Longshoremen using fork lifts transferred cargo from the Hoyanger into a barge of Western Transportation company via the new ramp.

In this operation the vessel saved approximately 14 hours running time for the transit from Astoria to Portland and return.

Plans for a $1 million residential development in Seaside were announced today by Sunset Cove, Inc., an Oregon corporation whose members include William H. Holmstrom, Gearhart; Lowell M, Lowell W., and George Palmerton of Seattle.

The development, which is to be known as Pacific Riviera, will occupy one of the most picturesque sites on the coast. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the east by Necanicum River. This will provide the 160 waterfront and view lots the distinction of having access to both fresh water and salt water, with activities such as swimming, surfing, boating, fishing and beachcombing at the doorstep. Site is at the north end of Seaside.

The 400-foot Captaliannes, the Greek freighter pulled free from the Columbia River’s Clatsop Spit by the powerful tug Salvage Chief, may never carry cargo again.

Officials of Albina Engine and Machine Works in Portland have been scurrying around the ship in a Swan Island drydock evaluating damage the Mediterranean ship’s hull received in three storms during eight and one-half days on the sands.

Hull plating amidships was pushed up about one foot, there is a leak under the water line at the stern, the rudder is missing, one propeller blade is badly mangled, there are several hundred tons of Clatsop sand covering machinery. In addition most of the 400 tons of dried herring meal cargo left on board is damaged by water and beginning to smell badly.

75 years ago — 1942

The nation celebrates its first wartime Thanksgiving in 25 years tomorrow with the holiday theme “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition.”

President Roosevelt will lead the people in prayer services to be broadcast from the White House over all three major networks, and War Production Chief Donald M. Nelson has asked workers to “pass the ammunition” by producing war goods as usual on Thanksgiving day.

Frank Norris, Clatsop County’s only surviving veteran of the Civil War, died in Portland Tuesday night shortly after his admittance to the Veterans’ hospital there. He would have been 95 years old on December 4.

The delivery of the Ridge road and its access road from the WPA to Clatsop County was formally accepted Wednesday by the county court. The Ridge road, which runs for five and a half miles between Fort Stevens and Camp Clatsop, was completed October 21, while the access road connects it with the main highway west of Warrenton.

Work on the Ridge road began in April 1941, after the establishment of a WPA camp employing several hundred men near Warrenton. The camp served as base for work on the Ridge road as well as on the Clatsop airport and the Warrenton water system.

Astoria milk distributors will require after December 1 a return of all milk bottles delivered or will be required to charge 5 cents for those not returned, it was announced today.


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