Thursday, June 15, 2017

Fleet Week in Portland

This past weekend in Portland celebrated both the Rose Festival and Fleet Week. This latter event involves several US Navy ships sailing up the Willamette River and docking on the west side waterfront near downtown, where they can be boarded by the public for guided tours. (The sailors get some shore leave to boot.) The ships this year were the USS Bunker Hill, a guided missile cruiser, and the USS Jackson, a littoral combat ship, docked between the Steel Bridge and the Broadway Bridge. These photos, taken facing south from the Steel Bridge, show the Bunker Hill, with the Jackson in the background.

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