It's fishing season, and the boats go out in all weather and at any time of day, often leaving Astoria on the Columbia River's strong outgoing tide to save on fuel. Here you can see faint lights on the trawler Sojourn directed toward the stern of the boat. There are also bright lights facing the bow that were not on when I took the photo. The illumination helps during heavy rain and fog, and in the dark of night, when the lights can be seen for miles. The trawlers head out to their ocean fishing grounds, where the rolled nets will be dropped, and the crew hopes to return with a boat-load of black cod.
I think this photo is wet enough for Watery Wednesday, with the river and the rain. Note the crewman in an orange slicker.