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Our Working Rivers: A History of Stewardship


The purpose of Our Working Rivers is to educate our communities about the ways the Columbia, Willamette and Snake rivers provide for trade, recreation and clean energy while reflecting our environmental values.


Columbia River High, Wide and Heavy Corridor


As demand for oversize cargoes grows and the cargoes themselves increase in size, the ability to move them through our region is critical to our economic health.

Press Releases 2014-2018

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Crew of Tidewater's Tugboat "Ryan Point" Saves Two Lives on the Columbia River


The Umatilla, Oregon couple had been hanging onto their overturned boat in the cold Columbia River when the tugboat crew saw them September 11.

Tidewater's Crown Point Issued First USCG's Certificate of Inspection on West Coast


Tidewater announced that the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance and the Coast Guard Sector Columbia River has issued a Certificate of Inspection (COI) to the towing vessel Crown Point on May 18, 2018.

Tidewater Transportation & Terminals Christens Two State-of-the-Art Towboats


Granite Point and Ryan Point, which are the newest inland river towboats in Tidewater Transportation and Terminals’ fleet, were christened Saturday, June 11, 2016.

New State-of-the-Art, Environmentally-Friendly Towboat, Granite Point, Delivered to Tidewater


Tidewater Transportation and Terminals marked delivery of the second of a series of three towboats, the Granite Point, on December 12, 2015.

Tidewater Transportation & Terminals Takes Delivery of State-of-the-Art Towboat


Tidewater Transportation and Terminals, headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, is pleased to announce they have taken delivery of Crown Point, a new custom-built, state-of-the-art towboat commissioned at Portland’s Vigor Industrial.

Tidewater Tugs Rescue Boaters in Two Separate Incidents on Columbia & Snake Rivers


Vancouver, WA – September 16, 2014 – Tidewater vessel crews were first responders and paramount in the successful rescue of four boaters in two separate incidents on September 9, 2014.

Tidewater to Acquire the Assets of West Coast Marine Cleaning, Inc.


Vancouver, WA – July 22, 2014 – Tidewater today announced that it will acquire the assets of  West Coast Marine Cleaning, Inc., a Vancouver-based marine & industrial cleaning services company.

Vigor Announces Contract To Build Three Tugboats For Tidewater


PORTLAND, Ore. – January 23, 2014 – Vigor Fab was recently awarded a contract by Tidewater Barge Lines of Vancouver, Wash, to construct three new tugboats.

Media 2014-2017

Rolling on the River


Marine News 100 presents profiles of three inland waterways operators (2017) and Tidewater is one of them.

Tidewater's Unique Workboats Tackle Equally Challenging Waters


Popular maritime magazine, Marine News, highlighted Tidewater with a cover shot and a five page article.

Tidewater Christens New Towboat


The Columbian newspaper highlighted the Crown Point's Christening in their June 28, 2015 issue.

Crown Point: A New Quiet Tug for Tidewater


Pacific Maritime Magazine June 2015 edition featured the Crown Point on their cover.

Tidewater Takes Delivery of State-of-the-Art Towboat from Vigor Industrial


Western Maritime, Inc. May 2015 issue spotlighted the delivery of the Crown Point on their cover.

Tidewater Adds Three Towboats to Fleet


The Columbian newspaper published an article about the delivery of the Crown Point and the building of Granite and Ryan Point.

Raising the Barge on Compliance


Oregon Business Journal article highlighting the importance of an EHS&S team and knowledgeable law firm (Tonkon Torp)

A River of Change


Tidewater Barge Lines Grows to Meet Rising Demand on the Columbia River

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