Steamer Portland Cruises Featuring Grant McOmie, Oregon Society of Artists and Portland Opera

July 9th, 2015 Franz Posted in Oregon Maritime Museum, Str. Portland Comments Off on Steamer Portland Cruises Featuring Grant McOmie, Oregon Society of Artists and Portland Opera

The Oregon Maritime Museum announces special guests who will join cruises of the Steamer PORTLAND for summer 2015. Each cruise is limited to 100 reserved guests, to sail on the fully restored historic steam sternwheel tug, the PORTLAND, which is owned and operated by the Oregon Maritime Museum.

All tours feature snacks and refreshments; docents to interpret the views; and – if conditions permit – a tour of the wheelhouse and engine room while the steamer is under way. Passengers will enjoy the historic charm of riding aboard the 219-foot long vessel, and learn about the past, present and future of the Willamette waterfront. Cruises are a minimum of four hours unless noted below. Trips depart downtown Portland, go north, and return to home dock. Some age limits apply.

Saturday, July 18 2015: Grant McOmie and Oregon Society of Artists

Grant McOmie, Emmy-award winning TV host of Grant’s Getaways (KGW Portland), is a journalist, author and teacher who writes and produces stories and special programs about the people, places, outdoor activities, and environmental issues of the Pacific Northwest. Grant will give a brief talk and sign two books, which can be purchased on steamer.

The Oregon Society of Artists will also be aboard on July 18, and will set up easels or sketchpads throughout Steamer. Watch them work; enjoy their creative views, and peruse original works that will be for sale.

Saturday, August 15, 2015 – Brunch cruise

Mini-cruise: two hours on the Willamette, includes a special brunch.

Saturday, September 19, 2015 – Portland Opera sings

The Portland Opera wowed our guests in 2014. They are back to sing “river” songs, a great way to observe the one-week anniversary of the Tillicum Bridge opening.

Saturday, October 17 2015 – Happy 35th Birthday, Oregon Maritime Museum!

Come in a birthday mood, as the museum celebrates its 35th year. Special guests TBA.

Reservations through the Oregon Maritime Museum website: www.oregonmaritimemuseum.org.

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