Towed by the massive Dutch MV Blue Marlin across the Pacific Ocean, The Vigorous arrived yesterday at its new home at the Vigor Industrial Shipyards on Swan Island. Now Vigor’s focus will be to assemble the three sections into a fully functioning dry dock, a process that is expected to take six months. Read more about The Vigorous here.... read more
We're proud of Swan Island and what we get done every day. During the week about 10,000 people commute to their family-wage jobs in one of the country's most unique urban industrial districts - situated on the shores of the Willamette River adjacent to vital north Portland neighborhoods and even home to a surprising diversity of wildlife.
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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark will be shown at Overlook Park (just up the hill from Swan Island) on 8/31 as part of Portland Parks’ free movies and concerts summer program. Before the film, the Overlook Neighborhood Association will hold a Costume Contest (for 18 years & under). Kids must dress as a character from the film. Contestants will be judged in three groups: 5 years and younger, 6-12 years and 13-18. All contestants will win a prize. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners will get: - First: a 27″ x 40″ Indiana Jones and the... read more
Vigor Industrial will finally receive its new giant floating dry dock, the Vigorous, this Sunday or Monday. This dry dock will allow Vigor to service very large vessels like cruise ships, tankers and cargo ships. Keep an eye out for the Vigorous, it should be quite a sight to see! For more information, read this article from Marine Log.... read more