Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cathlamet Channel Shoaling

Portland skippers! As you are preparing to move your boats down the river to Astoria for the big race, be sure to consider the following warning from the US Coast Guard: The Cathlamet Channel has such severe shoaling that it is not navigable or capable of being marked by navigational aids. Certain buoys marking the channel along the Washington side of Puget Island have been removed and will be removed from chart 18523. Click here for more details, and if you have any questions, you can call the Marine Safety Unit in Portland at 503-240-9310.

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