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Dec. 8, 2012 - A quick stop at the port of Coos Bay, Oregon (>) found the bulk carrier Fortune Amaryllis in port.

"An artistic view."

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Nov. 22, 2021 - Some facts about the port gleaned from its website: www.portofcoosbay.com.  The port, officially known as the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay, bills itself as "Oregon's seaport." It is the busiest seaport in Oregon "with approximately 2 million tons of cargo crossing the bar."  Access for ships is via a 15.2-mile navigation channel that takes 90 minutes to two hours to travel.  The channel is 37' deep and 300' wide; there is a proposal to expand the channel to 45' and 450' wide at a cost of $350-400 million.  Major cargo includes logs and wood chips.  The website notes the port is "optimal for shipping to Asian and other international markets."  In 2009-10 the port acquired the Coos Bay Rail Line and has built it up to 7,000 rail cars carrying wood products, fertilizer and organic dairy feed ("about 89% of the product is related to the timber industry.")  The 134-mile line serves a dozen customers and runs to the Union Pacific interchange near Eugene.  In addition to the seaport, there is the Charleston Marina "where over 25 million pounds of seafood" are landed annually.