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Dates: 12/21/2019 - 12/21/2019
City / State: Portland, OR
Event Name: Christmas Ships Walk
Event Type: Walk
Event ID: 113762 
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5km / 10km - 1A
Description: Walk on pavement along the WIllamette River, crossing the river using the Tilicum Crossing Bridge and returning on the Hawthorne Bridge for viewing of the Christmas Ships parade. Both the Columbia River and Willamette River Ships Fleet will be in the area for viewing. The combined fleet is scheduled to depart Riverplace Marina at 4:30pm and go to Lake Oswego by the George Rogers Park area. They are expected to return to the Riverplace Marina around 8:00pm. There will be a Meet & Greet with some of the captains starting at 8pm for those interested in going down to the pier and seeing the ships up close and speaking with the captains and crew. The Columbia Ships Fleet will continue back to Washington once the combined fleets have returned to Riverplace Marina.
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA, Take a Walk In a City Park, Walking America's Ports of Call, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Finish 10:00pm
Location: Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery (Barrel Room)
Start Point / Driving Directions: 928 SE 9th Avenue, Portland, Oregon (In the Barrel Room)
I-5 South: Exit 300B to SE Belmont St. Continue on SE Belmont St to SE 9th Ave. Right on SE 9th Ave - the Pub will be on your left.
I-5 North: Exit 300 - Keep Right, following signs to Central Eastside Industrial District. Right on SE Water A. Left (in one block) onSE Taylor St to SE 9th Ave. Left on SE 9th Ave. The Pub will be on your right.
On street parking is very limited, may have to walk a few blocks to get to the start location.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: This walk is co-chaired by Judy Koonce, Dick Baker and Ed Hainline.

The best viewing of the combined fleet be at 4:30pm as the ships will depart towards Lake Oswego going under the Tilicum Crossing Bridge.

Bring a flashlight to carry with you.

WOC: Docks/Justice/Overlooks
AVA: Centurion/50 States
Host Club: Columbia River Volkssport Club
Contact: Ed Hainline Judy Koonce (360) 921-1909
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