Oregon Maritime Center and Museum
113 SW Front Ave.
Phone: (503) 224-7724
Portland Steam tug
Museum of Oregon's nautical history. Tug is steel-hulled sternwheeler. Along seawall across street.
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
1945 SE Water Ave., corner of SE Clay St.
Phone: (503) 797-4600 or (800) 955-6674
Daily 0930-?, closed Christmas
Blueback SS 581
Last diesel boat produced for the US Navy, once set a record for crossing the Pacific Ocean underwater and was featured in the 1990 film "The Hunt for Red October." The ship is being restored to near-working condition by the Submarine Veterans Blueback Base, who are also adding multimedia presentations (sound tapes and light shows). Children (and adults) are allowed to touch much of the equipment.