Picture 1: Astoria Column.
Picture 2: View of the Columbia River and Astoria from the top of the column.
Picture 3: Waterfront scene.
Picture 4: Liberty Theatre.
Picture 5: A River Pilot boarding the Pinnacle Bliss. He will relieve the Bar Pilot, who just brought the ship across the Columbia River Bar, one of the most dangerous navigation hazards on Earth. From here, this pilot will take the ship upstream, perhaps to Portland. They always board the ships while they are moving. Imagine doing this at night…in a storm!