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This city was founded as an outpost for the booming fur trade industry and is situated at the mouth of one of the greatest rivers in its country. The city was sold to the British in the War of 1812. The great grandson of this city’s founder accepted an invitation to speak at this city’s centennial celebration, but later sent regrets as the event coincided with his honeymoon… on the RMS Titanic. He lost his life when the Titanic sank on April 15, 1912. This city has a Mediterranean climate year round and is one of the most humid cities in its entire country.
Where in the World is this Destination?
Located at the mouth of the Columbia river, Astoria was named after the American investor John Jacob Astor. His fur company founded Fort Astor at the site in 1811. Located at the south shore of the Columbia River, the deep water port of Astoria is visited by Celebrity Infinity on Pacific Coastal cruises. One of the highlights of sailing into Astoria is crossing the Columbia River Bar, recognized as one of the most dangerous and challenging navigated stretches of water in the world.
Top picks for activities in Astoria include the Columbia Maritime Museum, Fort Stevens State Park, walking or biking the Warrenton Waterfront Trail, enjoying a brew crawl visiting Astoria’s craft breweries, and visiting the Astoria Column for history and great views of Cape Disappointment, Young’s Bay, and Saddleback Mountain. Events on the column depict the arrival of Lewis and Clark.