From Astoria To Portland, Worth A Look

The world’s largest heavy-lift ship, the Blue Marlin, will be arriving on the Columbia River this weekend. Shown here hauling two minesweepers off the coast of Texas, it’s carrying components for what will be the largest drydock in the USA, destined for Portland’s Swan Island yards.bluemarlin.jpg

Vigor Industrial, one of the few economic bright spots in Portland, has already increased local employment from 80 to over 600, and the number’s likely to grow even more as the company brings the new drydock online. They expect to pick up business from cruise ships heading to and from Alaska over time.

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