JR Spencer, a Nez Perce, visit the S.S. Legacy on the river cruise each week for a captivating presentation of his tribe's music and storytelling.
Here on the Legacy cruising the Columbia and Snake Rivers, we pass a fascinating story every half mile or so; a place where lives were changed, the landscape altered and where history was made.
There are quite a few differences between cruising on the large mega-ships versus small ships. I’ve done both and from my experience, I prefer the intimacy and relaxed atmosphere of the small ships.
Have you ever witnessed a vessel travelling through a lock? If you’ve been a guest on the 88-guest S.S. Legacy as she navigates the natural beauty of the Columbia River than you are no stranger to these engineering marvels.
As the brave crew of the S.S. Legacy brought the ship down from Seattle to Portland to begin our season, the Heritage Team made our own journey to learn about the Geology of the Columbia River Gorge. I may know a thing or two about history, but when it comes to science, well…I may have slept that portion of my schooling. I wanted to know more about the prehistoric events that created the beautiful landscapes that we cruise through on the S.S. Legacy.