The Council of American Master Mariners, Inc.

Columbia River Chapter

Chapter Meets the 2nd Friday of Every Month, September through May



Next Meeting: September ??


Captain Good reports that the June meeting has been canceled due to COVID-19.

In his words "It appears that our request for Free Pratique has been denied.  Therefore the May meeting is canceled.  We will remain "Restricted to Ship" as our vessel is under Quarantine!"


Columbia River meets at 12 noon on the 2nd Friday of the month at  Jantzen Beach Bar and Grill, 909 N Hayden Island drive, Portland, OR.  Guests Welcome.


Contact Captain Bill Good (Chapter Sec/Treas) at for more information


Upcoming Meeting Dates:



Columbia River Chapter News


About Columbia River Chapter

Captain Vic Faulkner presides over the Columbia River CAMM chapter.


The Columbia River Chapter serves the Columbia River Ports and Oregon Coastal areas. We are a fraternal and benevolent society, contributing to the well being of its members both professionally and socially.


Our mission is to recognize, foster and otherwise assist all wise and provident measures dedicated to the furtherance of the Maritime industry of the United States of America; to assist in the enhancement of the stature of the American Master Mariner; and to promote accomplishment of those purposes set forth in the Declaration of Policy in the constitution of the national Council of American Master Mariners, Inc.


The Columbia River Chapter was chartered on April 15, 2002, making it the newest chapter. They currently boast 16 members.


Become a Columbia River Member

Any member of the National CAMM in good standing, residing, working, or otherwise situated along the Columbia River and tributaries is eligible to join the Columbia River chapter.


Annual dues for the Columbia River Chapter are $20. To apply for Columbia River Chapter Membership, please fill out and print the membership application and mail to the address below, or contact Captain Vic Faulkner for an application and more information.


Columbia River CAMM Chapter

c/o Captain Vic Faulkner

121 Hazel Dell View

Castle Rock, WA 98611



Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes will be regularly updated and available here.


August 1, 2012

January 13, 2012

October 8, 2010

April 8, 2005

March 10, 2005

Nov. 12, 2004


Chapter Officers


President Captain Vic Faulkner

Captain Faulkner is a retired Panama Canal Pilot

and charter member of the Columbia River Chapter.

Sailed west coast Alaska and the Pacific 1962-1974

Panama Canal Pilot 11-20-74 to 9-9-99.

phone: 360-789-9530

121 Hazel Dell

Castle Rock, WA 98611>


Vice President Captain Dan Jordan


Secretary / Treasurer Captain Bill Good

The Council of American Master Mariners, Inc.