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Science
6:50 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Storied Research Subs Visit Northwest Coast

Upgraded minisub Alvin was loaded onto R/V Atlantis at the WHOI dock on May 13, 2013.
Credit Tom Kleindinst

A storied research sub that explored and filmed the wreck of the Titanic is making an appearance in the Northwest. The deep-diving submarine "Alvin" is in Astoria Monday,  August 26 through Friday, August 30 while its support ship changes crews. It's actually one of two well-known submersibles passing through the port town.

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Astoria's Renaissance
9:50 am
Thu July 25, 2013

What Happened To Astoria, Oregon? It Got Better

A view of Astoria and the Astoria Bridge
Credit BeachcombersNW

Thirty years ago, many viewed Astoria, Oregon as a grim, drug-infested and alcohol-infused place, down on its luck following the exodus of the canneries and lumber mills that once densely populated its riverfront. Back then, most travelers to Oregon’s North Coast passed through town along Highway 30 without stopping.

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