Portland Fleet Week Pictures & 2014 Info: Trimet, Free Tours, Canadian Navy, Rose Festival

Fleet Week

The 2014 Portland Fleet Week is  Wednesday, June 4, and runs though Sunday, June 8 .  After a year’s hiatus, the Navy & Coast Guard are back! Ships coming in will cause some traffic delays due to bridge openings, and you will also be able to tour many of these vessels. Ship tours are free. Even the Canadians are coming!

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From website:
2014 Portland Rose Festival Fleet Week
June 4-8, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | FREE
More info + Map: rosefestival.org

Location: Along Tom McCall Waterfront Park’s esplanade seawall from the Steel Bridge to Salmon Springs Fountain.
Trimet info: trimet.org/alerts/future/index.htm

Since the very beginning of the Rose Festival back in 1907, visiting ships and other fleet-related elements (like submarines) have been making their way to Portland’s waterfront. The City of Portland is known to be a favorite port of call for military (and non-military) visitors — and citizens enjoy making these visitors welcome! One of the purposes of Fleet Week has always been to celebrate and thank the active and reserve military personnel and all veterans.

The Portland Rose Festival is extremely fortunate to be one of a few U.S. Ports of Call for a courtesy visit from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Canadian Maritime Forces. Their arrival commemorates a relationship with the Navy that has lasted more than 100 years, and over 80 years of visiting Portland during the Rose Festival. It is a significant commitment by the Navy to make the Rose Festival Fleet Week one of the premier Fleet Week events in the country.

Ship tours will be given daily, with free admission! Public tours will be on a first-come basis, usually during the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Note: Ships set their own schedules, so some may not offer tours during these times.

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Ship Tours

Admission is FREE
Public tours will be on a first-come basis, usually during these hours: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Note: Ships set their own schedules, so some may not offer tours during these times.

Visitors may be subject to personal search and no bags, strollers or wheelchairs will be allowed onboard. There will not be any ‘holding area’ for personal items and visitors must be able to maneuver on board the ships, including climbing narrow ladders.

Please note: While on board any Canadian ship, you are subject to Canadian laws (and outside United States jurisdiction).

2014 Rose Festival Fleet

United States Navy

  • USS Lake Champlain
  • USS Spruance

Royal Canadian Navy

  • HCMS Oriole

United States Coast Guard

  • USCGC Cuttyhunk – Port Angeles, WA
  • USCGC Alert – Astoria, OR

Historic Ships

  • Sternwheeler Portland
  • PT 658 – World War II
  • Game Warden – Patrol Boat River (PBR) – Vietnam era

Portland Fleet Week Pictures:

Fleet Week

The boats are coming the boats are coming
The boats are coming the boats are coming
2011 Photo by Squid Vicious

A Break in the Rain
A Break in the Rain
2010 Photo by Don Pyle

Let's Play Battleship
Let’s Play Battleship
2010 Photo by markofphotography

USS Bunker Hill CG52 ~ Fleet Week
USS Bunker Hill CG52 ~ Fleet Week
2010 Photo by Don Pyle

Fleet Week Portland
Fleet Week Portland
2008 Photo by M-Eyes

Fleet Week
Fleet Week
2008 Photo by xtaxta

city under siege
city under siege
2006 Photo by carolyn_in_oregon

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