Dear Ferry Friends,
This week we're concentrating on the memorial for our Ferry Godfather, Robert "Jake" Jacob. It is this Saturday, November 3, 2:00-4:00pm, at the Astoria Armory.
Jake's family very graciously suggested donations to the Ferry in lieu of flowers. Our goal is to raise $50,000 in Jake's memory as the kickoff to our 2019 capital campaign to raise $250,000. We are halfway there.
Let's make it up for Jake! Help ensure his legacy continues by making a donation to the Ferry today.
You may use PayPal on our website -- www.astoriaferry.com/donate -- or send a check to Astoria Ferry via snail mail: Astoria Ferry, PO Box 221, Astoria OR 97103.
The Ferry will host an Open House from 11:00a-1:30pm and from 4:30pm-7:00pm on Saturday. We will host a Celebration, a sort of onboard Wake for Jake, on Sunday, November 4 from 11:00am-2:00pm. All are welcome to attend. Much parking available on the Pier 39 dock. (All parking spaces are available to the public on the weekend, and after 5pm weekdays.)
You haven't heard from us in a while because we've been SO BUSY working on the Ferry that we've neglected postings and updates. We promise to catch up in the next few days. There is much to tell!
We hope to see you this weekend, and to see your support for one of Oregon's Most Endangered Places.
Peace and love, and onward with the restoration of the Ferry!
Can't make it to Fort George Tuesday night for 2018 Magnanimous Mug Award? Drop it off Monday or Tuesday at Old Town Framing, 1287 Commercial St. or donate through the website and we'll have it in time to qualify for a possible $10,000 match. Thank you kegs and barrels in advance. Every dollar will go to preservation and restoration of the Tourist No 2.
We so look forward to getting her in shape for every sort of community event -- story times and arts and educational events of all sorts for all ages, dockside events for one and all, eco and business charters, scheduled waterfront runs. With your help, it won't be long before she again becomes a treasured Astoria icon.
Maddox wants a weekly playtime on the ferry. He can hardly wait!
Read about the 2018 Magnanimous Mug Award.