Wauna Great Painting
A 17-foot by 22-foot mural depicting the butterfly fishing boats once used on the mouth of the Columbia River now graces the roadside wall of the nearly 100-year-old building that houses Wauna Federal Credit Union’s branch in Astoria, Ore.
A local artist created the mural which will be on display for up to two years and then donated to a local organization and replaced with another artwork on the building located directly below the landmark five-mile Astoria-Megler Bridge connecting Washington and Oregon.
“This mural is our gift to the community and to the tourists who traverse this beautiful part of the United States,” said Debi Smiley, executive vice president and chief operations officer at the $145 million Wauna FCU in Clatskanie.
“It is a reminder of the importance of the Columbia River to this area, whether the fishing, the commerce, the recreation, or the incredible history dating back to the Lewis and Clark journeys and beyond,” she said.