Launching and retrieving boats at Albany’s Takena Landing Park has become a bit more complicated this summer. Low water in the Willamette River has exposed a gravel bar blocking the end of the ramp, and there may be underwater obstacles as well.
In other riverfront news, Albany-area boaters are still waiting for the new floating dock at Takena Landing, but the ramp at Bowman Park is once again clear of woody debris and OK for putting boats in and taking them out.
To the casual observer the wooden floating dock at Albany’s Takena Landing doesn’t look as though it’s in bad shape. But it’s going to be replaced next spring, and the new one will have a fiberglass deck.
Here’s a boat of a kind you don’t see every day. I spotted it Thursday afternoon in the parking lot at Albany’s Takena Landing Park. I loitered for a while hoping to learn more about this apparently home-built craft, but the owner didn’t show. What struck me was the unusual shape: Completely flat on the bottom — […]
If you’ve thought of launching your canoe from Takena Landing Park, a note of caution. The Willamette River looks placid from afar, and even up close it seems harmless. But there’s a strong current pushing against the upstream side of the dock, made even stronger than the river current itself by the flow around the […]