Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Lecture Series at Vancouver USA

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Vancouver USA is launching its annual Lecture Series with Capt. Dan Jordan, who for 14 years has been guiding large ships across the Columbia River Bar. He will discuss challenges of navigating the river and talk about Bar Pilots. His lecture, “Awful and Magnificent Grandeur” – Navigating the Columbia Bar with the Columbia River Bar Pilots,” is scheduled for tonight, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.at the Warehouse ’23 Event Space in Vancouver, Washington.

On April 3, Shaver Vice President of Marine Services Rob Rich will discuss the tug and barge industry and its role in moving grain, logs, sand, liquid bulks and other cargo for the region. Rich’s lecture, “From Farm to Table and the World – Tugs and Barges, Workhorses of the Columbia-Snake-Willamette River System,” will also take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Events are presented at the Warehouse ’23 Event Space, 100 Columbia Street, Vancouver, Washington, and are free to the public. Two more lectures will be announced next month.

To register, call 360-693-3611 or email RSVP@portvanusa.com.