Forerunner is Clatsop Community College's training vessel. Originally launched as a commercial fishing vessel in 1969, Clatsop acquired Forerunner in 1974. After years of service on the Columbia River, Forerunner underwent a major overhaul in 2010.
Forerunner's distinctive yellow steel hull is a fixture on the Lower Columbia River, with an area of operation from the Pacific Ocean to 50 miles upriver.
In addition to training mariners, Forerunner often serves as a base for scientific research. Forerunner is available for scientific research charter, and for more information about Forerunner or Maritime Science at Clatsop Community College, please contact Toni Middleton at 503-325-7962.