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Tongue Point General Information

Sitting at Mile 18 on the Columbia River, Tongue Point possesses a unique location and history. Originally conceived and constructed as a submarine and destroyer base shortly after World War I, it was later designated as a Naval Air Station (NAS). After construction of the NAS was completed in 1943, the U.S. Navy tasked PBY Catalina Seaplanes to patrol the northwest coast during World War II. In 1962, the U.S. Navy transferred the base to the General Services Administration, and in 1965, one of the country’s first Job Corps centers was opened by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Military history and U.S. Navy Construction standards left Tongue Point with some significant infrastructure including:

  • Five finger-piers with 15,000 linear feet of dock space
  • 30 acres of paved tarmac surface
  • 130,000 square feet of warehouse space
  • Deep water rail access
  • Industrial boat ramp

These amenities have enabled Tongue Point to become a hub of marine-related development and activity. And there is room for growth. If Tongue Point’s infrastructure can meet your needs or if you would like more information about the property or availability, please don’t hesitate to contact the Port of Astoria offices at 503-741-3300.

KNAPPA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS BUILD BARRIER TO KEEP SEA LIONS OFF DOCKS - Knappa High School students built colorful railings to deter the sea lions

SEA LIONS IN THE NEWS - Various news outlets reported on the issue of the sea lions down at the East Mooring Basin.