Find beauty in ‘Disappointment’

May 17, 2013 

A 47-foot motor lifeboat battles through the surf at Cape Disappointment. The Coast Guard station and training school in Ilwaco will hold an open house Saturday.


The U.S. Coast Guard is holding an open house at Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco on Saturday.

Station Cape Disappointment, the National Motor Lifeboat School, as well as the motor lifeboats and 25-foot response boat, will be open for tours from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be on scene to take vessel safety check appointments. Columbia River Bar Pilots and local search-and-rescue agencies, including the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, and fire and police crews also will be on hand. The Columbia River Chiefs’ Mess will have barbecue for sale.

The station is at 322 Coast Guard Road, Ilwaco.

For more information, contact Station Cape Disappointment at 360-642-2382.

Staff report

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