2005 Cross Channel Swim Shore Bound

September 7

589 swimmers loaded on the Sternwheeler Columbia

Gorge at sunrise Monday morning for the 63rd Cross Channel Swim. Donning bright orange swim caps, batches of 10 swimmers took the plunge off the Sternwheeler

deck into the Columbia’s 69-degree water. More than

70 volunteers lined the 1.1 mile stretch of river from the Bingen Marina to the Best Western Hood River Inn to

corral swimmers safely across.

The event was organized by the

Hood River Chamber of Commerce.

See Saturday’s Hood River News for more

on the 2005 Cross Channel Swim.

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