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    What a nice find. The guy must have had some supervision to catch this while riding the train.
    Hopefully she will be restored and used mentioned...restaurant
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    What an interesting story! The web sites had tons of information...thanks for sharing!
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    That boat always got my attention while driving on hwy 30, just addicted to old stuff I guess. The School in Goble? kind of creepy actually! It is a huge building, 9 classrooms, gym, shop, offices, etc, over 26,000 sq.ft. It had been unused for five years when we got it (really cheap) and I fixed it up, replaced all the broken windows, got the plumbing working, cleaned everything, etc. then sold it to some kind of "church" group for a summer camp. That was over four years ago and nothing has changed as-of six months ago when I drove by last.

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    About 11 years ago I moved from Ridgefield WA. I had a boat then and am trying to remember if I saw it. Memory problems again! I travelled alot on the Columbia around that area. It would be cool to restore it and have tours up and down the river. Hamellr thats a great site you have.

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    The River Queen Restaurant was moored near the Sellwood bridge in SE Portland
    until the big flood of 1964. She came loose from it's moorings and went down river.

    The restaurant was not returned to the Sellwood location.
    Instead it re-opened between the Broadway and Fremont bridges and remained in business until 1995.

    Pics show Sellwood location in the early 60s, then later near downtown Portland.
    (Sellwood Park is forested area on top of bluff).

    Mike

    edit:
    some pix of her in her current state (VERY SAD),
    and some info from her current owner:
    http://ferriesbc.proboards.com/index...ad=3944&page=1
    scroll way down on that page for the pix.
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    Just drove by her again couple of weeks ago. I think she looks noticeably worse then last time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamellr View Post
    Just drove by her again couple of weeks ago. I think she looks noticeably worse then last time.
    Ouch!

    I was able to make it out there in June of '09. I'm afraid it will look worse next time I'm able to visit!

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    Looking at the pictures, I remember seeing this ship when I drove through there a bunch of times in the 1990s.

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    There we go. Doesn't look too bad from this angle. But higher up where you can get a better view of the top I'm seeing lots of problems.

    I wish I had the money and time to fix it.
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    Just drove by again two weekends ago. She's looking worse every time. I'm pretty sure part of the roof is about to collapse in. That thing is going to have to go to the scrappers soon if it doesn't get protected.
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