But all good things must come to an end, and so did the Potter. Just before the beginning of tourist season in 1916, the Potter was deemed unworthy for passengers. Her service continued as a barracks for boat construction crews until the early 1920s when she was abandoned on Young's Bay in present day Astoria, Oregon.
This is all that remains of the once elegant steamer. If you want to visit, her remains lie directly across West Marine Drive from the Astoria Dairy Queen. During low tide, you can even walk on the remains and perhaps ponder what it might have been like to stand upon her decks while floating down the mighty Columbia.