Oregon

Boaters/floaters should avoid north channel of McKenzie River below Walterville Boat Landing

Tree blocking riverMCKENZIE BRIDGE: The Oregon State Marine Board warned last Thursday that a big tree was completely blocking the McKenzie River approximately 1/4 mile downstream of the Paradise Boat Ramp. Early reports that it had been felled into the river didn’t pan out when investigated by the Lane County Marine Patrol.

 

 

The Oregon State Marine Board reports a big tree is completely blocking the McKenzie River approximately 1/4 mile downstream of the Paradise Boat Ramp. Boat passage is completely blocked. People should scout the river before launching. Signs have been posted and marine patrol deputies are assessing the obstruction.

Aft stairs on a 727By Finn J.D. John

It was sometime after 6 p.m. on the day before Thanksgiving, 1971, and the man who had just hijacked Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 305 was not happy.
The man — who was calling himself Dan Cooper, although he’s mostly known today as D.B. Cooper — had been pretty happy a minute or two before, when stewardess Tina Mucklow brought him all the stuff he’d demanded: four parachutes and $200,000.

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