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Three boys, three days, and our stories of heading out to the North Oregon Coast to film our first series of videos for Divergent Explorers. Come along with us as we go behind the scenes to see how we made our videos and the lessons we learned!

Battery Russell has an amazing history – the site of the only attack of a mainland military installation since the War of 1812. Today we take a look at the construction, history, battle, and aftermath as we bring you the Stories of Battery Russell.

This week, we take you on a tour of the Batteries at Fort Stevens and learn how the enemy targets were found, how the guns were aimed, and the steps taken to fire the guns. We also walk through the batteries to learn their history and some of the stories of the men that served here.

During my research for our guided tour video, I was amazed by the history of Fort Stevens and decided to make a historical summary. After way too many hours of research, finding photos and editing, this 3 1/2 minute video is the result!

This week, we take you on a 4.8 mile Hyperlapse bike ride of the beautiful, but surprisingly hazardous Astoria Riverwalk.

This week, we take you to learn about the Lewis & Clark Expedition, hear stories of their adventures from actors in costume and see a replica of the fort they built after reaching the Pacific Ocean – all at Fort Clatsop.

On a lot of our adventures, we stop off at some random spot that I spotted on a map. I wonder what the view is like from there… or …it would be cool to say I stood there. This was one of those trips. What would it be like to stand on the very northwest corner of Oregon?

This week, we take you on a relaxing drive and enjoy the beautiful views crossing the four mile Astoria-Megler Bridge across the Columbia River.

This week, we take you to explore the activities found at the Columbia River Maritime Museum. The museum houses a large number of exhibits featuring a 3D theatre, historical ships, the history of ships and fishing on the Columbia River, stories of storms, shipwrecks, the Coast Guard, and bar pilots on the Columbia River Bar.

This week, we take you on a 125 foot climb to the top of the Astoria Column with commanding views of the Astoria, the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean.