Oregon Field Guide

Columbia River Bar Pilots

Clip | 16m 10s | Video has closed captioning.

Field Guide follows bar pilots as they encounter crashing surf, unpredictable currents and fierce winds of the infamous Columbia River Bar—a gauntlet that has killed nearly 2,000 men and sunk 700 vessels since record-keeping began.

Aired: 10/13/16

Rating: TV-G

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Oregon Field Guide is a local public television program presented by OPB.