Area companies to participate in Portland Boat Show

Annual event is set for Jan. 7-11

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A local manufacturer of custom wakeboard towers will be among the exhibitors at the Portland Boat Show.

Representatives from Samson Sports, of Camas, will be at booth 519, in the Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive.

The 15-year old company also makes fishing towers and racks to hold waterskis, speakers and lights. Samson Sports’ products are sold to boat companies and dealerships, as well as directly to the public.

The 55th annual boat show is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 7, through Friday, Jan. 9, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 10, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Other area participants will include Sea Scouts, an organization that teaches boating skills and teamwork (booth 527), and the Vancouver Lake Sailing Club (booth 640).

New and previously owned boats will be available for purchase, and Schooner Creek Boat Works will help children build complimentary wood sailboats and power boats.

Admission for ages 13 and older will be $10 per person. Children, age 12 and younger, will be admitted for free.

For more information, call (503) 246-8291 or visit