The daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1961-current, August 04, 2022, Page 3, Image 3

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Astoria’s historic Regatta
By LISSA BREWER
COAST WEEKEND EDITOR
In one image taken during the summer
of 1895, a sailing steamship glides along
the Columbia River, decorated by a string
of signal fl ags. A 1911 postcard, cele-
brating Astoria’s centennial, shows Asto-
ria Regatta dignitaries in sailing clothes
aboard a U.S. customs boat.
In 1951, an aerial photo of the Regatta
salmon derby off ers a wide view of
fi shing boats, dotted across the famil-
iar expanse of the river. For enthusi-
asts of historic ships, looking through the
archives of Regatta celebrations is a jour-
ney through the Columbia’s past, with
views of historic race boats, ferries and
steamboats.
This week, the tradition of Astoria’s
Highwater Boat Parade continues, with
boats visible from docks and restaurants
along the riverfront. Awards at this year’s
parade will be given for sail, service, clas-
sic and commercial craft, as well as the
Queen’s Choice award. Sailboat races and
an open house event hosted by the Astoria
Yacht Club will off er an even closer look
at some participating boats.
Find more Astoria Regatta happenings
in this week’s Coast Weekend, and more
images in Clatsop County Historical Soci-
ety’s Astoria Regatta archives.
Clatsop County Historical Society
Each Astoria Regatta featured races of boats of various classes. This Frank Woodfi eld photo
shows the 1913 races that took place at the end of Ninth Street where the Parker House Hotel
was located.
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ON THE
COVER
STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
COAST WEEKEND EDITOR
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
THURSDAY
AUG. 4
REGATTA DAYS
• Enjoy live jazz with oysters,
hamburgers, salads, sandwiches,
beer & wine, all for purchase.
LISSA BREWER
GEARHART,
SEASIDE AND
ILWACO ART
WALKS
2022
Bystanders cheer
and wave as the
Ironwood passes
by during a
previous Highwater
Boat Parade.
Listen to world-class jazz and
watch the oyster boats at
the marina!
PAGES 4-6
SUMMER
BREWS
CALENDAR COORDINATOR
SARAH SMITH
• Bring chairs, blankets, children
and leashed pets.
PAGE 7
EVENT RETURNS WITH SAILBOAT
RACES, PARADES AND MORE
PAGE 8
ROASTING
BY THE
RIVER
PAGE 12
CONTRIBUTORS
WILLIAM DEAN
BARBARA LLOYD McMICHAEL
BRIAN MEDFORD
GREGORY ZSCHOMLER
• No outside food or beverages.
& OYSTERS
SATURDAY • AUGUST 13
12-7 PM • $25
PHOTO BY
JOSHUA BESSEX /
THE ASTORIAN
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Nahcotta Boat Basin, Ocean Park, WA
12 ILWACO HIGH JAZZ BAND
1 RANGER & THE “RE-ARRANGERS”
3 THE ELLEN WHYTE ENSEMBLE
5 MEL BROWNB3 QUARTET
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