This blog will record some of the trips we make throughout Oregon and other places.
We enjoy wandering off the beaten path whenever possible. Come wander with us!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Cargo Ship Enters Coos Bay ~ December 15

We were having coffee and enjoying the view, when we saw the tugboat and the Coast Guard cutters getting very active.  Out on the horizon, we saw the shadow of a huge Cargo Ship.  This once common site at the entrance to Coos Bay, once the busiest harbor in Oregon, is now an event.  Coos Bay has transformed the major docks into a casino, hotel and RV park.

Tug Boat waiting for Cargo Ship



If you look carefully to the right side of the picture, you can see the cutters escorting the ship.

We drove up to the Coast Guard overlook (along with a great many people from town, who seemed to be watching the memory of what once was) to watch the ship come in.


Later, we saw the Cargo Ship, which bore a Chinese registry, being loaded with wood chips.
This once vibrant port for Oregon's wood products is a ghost of it's former self.

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