FOX 12 News in Oregon is reporting, “A giant aircraft carrier may soon find a permanent home on the Columbia River. Chinook Landing Marine Park, located near Fairview, is the desired site for the U.S.S. Ranger, a retired supercarrier.”
Full story here. Images from our photo archives as well as a brief history of the USS Ranger (CV-61) can be found here.
The underway replenishment ship USS Camden (AOE 2) transfers fuel to the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV-61) on June 15, 1986 about 400 miles south of Hawaii during the "RIMPAC 86" exercise. (Official U.S. Navy photo).