2016 Columbia River Parade Schedule

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Friday, Dec. 2nd - North Portland Harbor - 7:00PM - Combined Fleet

At 7:00PM, the combined fleet will assemble in the area of the James. M Gleason boat ramp, (NE 43rd/Marine Dr), and then head downriver to North Portland Harbor. North Portland Harbor is located on the Oregon side of Hayden Island.

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Saturday, Dec. 3rd - Camas/Washougal - 6:00PM - Combined Fleet

At 6:00PM, the combined fleet will assemble in front of the Port of Camas/Washougal and parade in the area of the docks for about an hour.  The fleet will then parade downriver on the Washington side of the river to the Portland area before dispersing.

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Sunday, Dec. 4th - No Parade This Evening

 


Monday, Dec. 5th - I-5 Bridge area / Hayden Bay - 7:00PM

At 7:00PM, the Columbia Fleet assembles in front of James M. Gleason Boat Ramp, 43rd/NE Marine Drive and turns at the east end of the parking lot to head downriver to the I-5 Bridge Area including Grandma's Cove, arriving at approximately 7:30 PM at Beaches, and Hayden Bay approximately 8:45 PM.

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Tuesday, Dec. 6th - James Gleason Boat Ramp/WA Shores/Wintler Park/I-5 Bridge area - 7:00PM

At 7:00PM, the Columbia Fleet assembles in front of James M. Gleason Boat Ramp, 43rd/NE Marine Drive and remains for about the first half hour, then heads across the river to the Washington Shoreline until about 8pm.  Then heads downriver to the I-5 Bridge Area, arriving at approximately 8:15 PM.

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Wednesday, Dec. 7th - North Portland Harbor - 7:00PM 

At 7:00PM, the Columbia fleet will assemble in the area of the James. M Gleason boat ramp, (NE 43rd/Marine Dr), and then head downriver to North Portland Harbor. North Portland Harbor is located on the Oregon side of Hayden Island. 

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Thursday, Dec. 8th - I-5 Bridge area / Hayden Bay - 7:00PM

At 7:00PM, the Columbia Fleet assembles in front of James M. Gleason Boat Ramp, 43rd/NE Marine Drive and turns at the east end of the parking lot to head downriver to the I-5 Bridge Area including Grandma's Cove, arriving at approximately 7:30 PM at Beaches, and Hayden Bay approximately 8:45 PM.

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Friday, Dec. 9th - I-205 Bridge/Steamboat Landing/164th Street/WA side - 7:00PM 

At 7:00PM the Columbia Fleet assembles in front of James M. Gleason Boat Ramp, 43rd/NE Marine Drive and departs upriver to the I-205 Bridge area by Steamboat Landing and up to about the 164th St. location before turning downriver. 

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Saturday, Dec. 10th - St Helens, Columbia City, Columbia Riverfront RV Park (WA side) - 6:00PM - Combined Fleet

At 6:00PM, both fleets will assemble at the St. Helens City Docks and head downriver to Columbia City, and weather/river conditions permitting crosses to the WA side and the Columbia Riverfront RV Park, then returns to St. Helens City Docks. The fleet is out about two hours. Ships remain overnight at St. Helens City Docks and leave Sunday for the trip up Multnomah Channel.

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Sunday, Dec. 11th - Scappoose/Multnomah Channel - 4:30PM - Combined Fleet

The combined Willamette and Columbia fleets will depart from Coon Island at 4:30pm and arrive in the Scappoose area at approximately 5:00pm. They will travel up the Multnomah Channel to the Fred's Marina area. This is a long run with the ships arriving at Fred's Marina at approximately 8:30pm. From there, the fleet will disperse to their respective moorages.

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Monday, Dec 12th - No Parade this evening

 


Tuesday, Dec. 13h - I-5 Bridge area / Hayden Bay - 7:00PM

At 7:00PM, the Columbia Fleet assembles in front of James M. Gleason Boat Ramp, 43rd/NE Marine Drive and turns at the east end of the parking lot to head downriver to the I-5 Bridge Area including Grandma's Cove, arriving at approximately 7:30 PM at Beaches, and Hayden Bay approximately 8:45 PM.

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Wednesday, Dec. 14th - James Gleason Boat Ramp/WA Shores/Wintler Park/I-5 Bridge area - 7:00PM

At 7:00PM, the Columbia Fleet assembles in front of James M. Gleason Boat Ramp, 43rd/NE Marine Drive and remains for about the first half hour, then heads across the river to the Washington Shoreline until about 8pm.  Then heads downriver to the I-5 Bridge Area, arriving at approximately 8:15 PM.

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Thursday, Dec. 15th - I-5 Bridge area / Hayden Bay - 7:00PM

At 7:00PM, the Columbia Fleet assembles in front of James M. Gleason Boat Ramp, 43rd/NE Marine Drive and turns at the east end of the parking lot to head downriver to the I-5 Bridge Area including Grandma's Cove, arriving at approximately 7:30 PM at Beaches, and Hayden Bay approximately 8:45 PM.

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Friday, Dec. 16th - North Portland Harbor - 7:00PM

At 7:00PM, the fleet will assemble in the area of the James. M Gleason boat ramp, (NE 43rd/Marine Dr), and then head downriver to North Portland Harbor. North Portland Harbor is located on the Oregon side of Hayden Island.

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Saturday, Dec. 17th - Lake Oswego - 4:30PM - Combined Fleet

At 4:30PM, both fleets will leave RiverPlace Marina headed to Lake Oswego, arriving about 6:00pm, subject to weather and river conditions. The ships will go as far as George Rogers Park and turn back to Portland.

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Sunday, Dec. 18th - RiverPlace/John's Landing/St. John's Bridge - 5:00PM - Combined Fleet

At 5:00PM, the Willamette and Columbia Fleets assemble in front of RiverPlace Marina, (1750 SW Harbor Way, Portland). The parade will begin in the OMSI/Riverplace area and proceed upstream to the Spaghetti Factory before heading downriver to St. John's arriving at approximately 6:30 PM and remain in the area for about 30 minutes. The parade will then continue on to the Columbia River and each boat owners home port. The arrival times are dependent upon bridge openings that are beyond the control of the Christmas Ships.  Please check our Twitter feed for updates to our time and location.

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The 2017 Schedule will be posted in mid-January 2017

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