This video is of commercial fishing boats returning from fishing off the coast of Washington and Oregon.
They are crossing the Columbia Bar, which is where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean .
This is designated as one of the most dangerous ports of entry anywhere in the world. There are at
least eight to 10 deaths per year with people trying to get in or out in boats that are not made for
this kind of severe beating – the kind you see these boats going through. These boats are self-righting,
have a super low centre of gravity, sealed engine compartments, basically bullet proof glass windows,
double steel hulls. Well, you get the idea. They are commercial shrimp and fishing boats. The Coast
Guard has closed it due to waves of 35 to 45 feet. It is quite a sight to see. Watch the U-tube video
and see if you would like to have been a crew member on either of these two vessels.
Columbia River bar – let’s go fishing. Not a chance!