It would seem that Tourist No. 2 is living on borrowed time, sad to say. Has anyone considered, once all of the legalities are out of the way, placing her on a pedestal, similar to the Peacock by the Barbey Maritime Center, above the high-water mark at the old ferry slip? She'd be out of the water, and very much at home at that location.

While most of the population probably doesn't remember when Tourist No. 2 and her sisters were in service, she was definitely part of Astoria's maritime history, and deserves more than being cut up for scrap. Like so many other things, once she's gone there's no bringing her back.