Monday, January 19, 2009

Stories from Big Red

A few weeks ago, Frank Mahoney contacted me, wanting to use the image above for a video he was producing called "Stories from Big Red" about Royal Nebeker's Net Loft, aka Big Red, which sits out on the Columbia River at the bottom of 31st Street in Astoria. My image was of interest because it shows the building before the lid got blown off in the December 2007 storm.

At this point, I should mention that the aforementioned storm had winds reputed to hit 150 mph, yet on the North Coast, it was referred to as a "winter storm" or a "gale." I have never seen such winds in my life, and I was mightily impressed. Being an old Yankee, I had previously thought winds of 60 to 80 mph, which were often during a hurricane, were a big deal. Hah!

Anyway, the video, which is an hour long, gives quite a detailed tour of the old cannery, and also shows some concert footage from the Big Red fundraiser last summer.

You can see the video here: Stories from Big Red

Click here to see Elleda's photography at the Astoria Photografpix web site


Anonymous said...

A most bizzare video, indeed. Where do these people come from?

Elleda said...

Well, the producer lives in Portland. I don't know about any of the others.