T.N.T: The Last Ferry to Still Cross the Columbia River

Going back nearly a century ten different ferries have plied the waters between Cathlamet and Puget Island, Washington, and Westport, Oregon. Author Jim Aalberg explains the history of the last ferry still operating on the mighty Columbia River. Jim has dedicated a new appendix to the history of the ferry in his recently revised and expanded book, Westport Oregon Home of the Big Sticks and Gold Medal Salmon, now in its third printing.

The Clatsop County Historical Society’s TNT lecture series is a free event at Fort George Brewery on the third Thursday of each month. Doors open at 6:00 pm, with lectures beginning at 7:00 pm. Food & beverages available via the Taproom window.

The Thursday Talk program is reoccurring community lecture series every Thursday, October through May. Thank you to our 2023 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 Parks, National ParksService, and North Coast Watershed Association

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