News & Events

Welcome Aboard for 2014!

Oregon Maritime Museum is pleased to announce that it is setting sail for the Maritime Heritage Festival in St Helens OR, July 25-27, 2014! 

We will offer two separate cruises on the historic steam sternwheeler, the PORTLAND, the last operating vessel of its kind in the United States. Details are available below, in the Cruise Schedule and Public Hours.

It is possible to buy tickets for the Sunday July 27 cruise from St Helens to Portland. Contact 503.224.7724 or 503.957.1138 for info. All ticket sales will close on Saturday July 26 at 8pm.

Join in the festivities on the St Helens waterfront, along with classic boats, Native American Arts, art festival, live music, and many tributes to the maritime heritage of the region!

Event Details


  • We will post frequently asked questions and answers here.  We will update this section as questions arise.

Bus - Where do I catch the bus?

  • We will have a detailed bus map for those who purchase bus tickets.  Info will be posted online and sent to you directly, by Monday July 22 2014.

Transportation - If I choose not to take the bus, what other forms of transportation are there?

  • If you prefer not to take the bus, you will need to arrange personal transportation or inquire about a taxi or rental car.

Thank you for your interest in riding along the historic maritime routes of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers.


Steamer PORTLAND Dry Dock April 28 2014

Press Release:


Battleship OREGON Stacks Ride Portland OR Highways,
Thanks to Emmert International and Zidell Marine Corporation

How do you move two large pieces of history through busy Portland OR morning traffic?
Specifically, how do you transport the stacks of Oregon's namesake battleship, the USS OREGON?
Click here to view the full press release. (PDF)

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Meeting & Event Rental

party on the deck
4th of July fireworks
volunteer event

Some areas of the vessel are available to rent for group meetings and special events in the evenings while moored along the seawall. For more information, call 503-224-0054 or email