TNT: A History of Pilotage on the Columbia River

After 12 years of research, the retired Columbia River bar pilot Thron Riggs offers a clear-eyed and well-researched account of the bar, its perils and history. His recently published volume is titled, “A History of Pilotage on the Columbia River Bar.” The nicely illustrated book is at once arcane as well as basic to an understanding of Astoria and the Chinook people of the lower Columbia River.

Doors to the Lovell Showroom open at 6pm with food and beverages available via the Taproom window, talk starts at 7pm. All ages welcome and never a cover.

The Thursday Lecture Series is a reoccurring community lecture series every Thursday, October through May. Thank you to our 2023/2024 Partners –

1st Thursdays – Ales & Ideas w/ Clatsop Community College
2nd Thursdays – Wit & Wisdom w/ Philosofarian
3rd Thursdays – Thursday Night Talk w/ Clatsop County Historical Society
4th Thursdays – Nature Matters w/ Lewis & Clark National Historic Park, Lewis & Clark National Park Association, and North Coast Watershed Association

WHERE: Fort George Brewery, 1483 Duane St. Astoria, Oregon 97103 Map