Good Read on Columbia River Bar Pilots


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[B][I]Steering Ships Through a Treacherous Waterway: [/I][/B][I]Braving storms with 20-foot seas, an elite group of ship pilots steers through one of the world’s most treacherous waterways—the mouth of the Columbia[/I][B][/B]

Someone on LinkedIn pointed to this article from Smithsonian.com on Columbia River bar pilots. It’s a great read on the profession, history, and dangers. Reads more like a story than an article. To long to post but here is the LINK


#2

Many thanks for posting this article, wonderfully written and detailed. I can attest to the Columbia River bar being an absolute challenge having served at the USCG Station Cape Disappointment. I have the ultimate respect for these guys.


#3

Very cool article…thanks for sharing.