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USS Constitution under way on Columbia River off Wauna, Oregon, en route to Portland

Aerial photograph showing the frigate USS Constitution sailing on the Columbia River near Wauna, Oregon, en route to Portland on Wednesday, August 2, 1933. That day, a similar photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal under the headline “The Ship That Was a Navy When the Nation Was Young.” That photograph had the following caption: “The United States frigate Constitution in the Columbia River off Wauna on her way to Portland for a 20-day visit. The picture was taken Wednesday from the air by Ralph Vincent, Journal staff photographer, who flew to meet the veteran of the wars with the Barbary coast pirates and of 1812, in an airplane of Rasmussen-Meadows, Inc. The U. S. S. Grebe, mine sweeper, is towing the gallant old craft, while the river towboat Shaver acts as an auxiliary. Puget island is in the background [at upper left]. The ship was under the brow of scenic Clatsop Crest on the lower Columbia River highway when the picture was taken.” The photograph accompanied a story headlined “Old Frigate Nears Berth In Portland.” Also see image Nos. 371N3703 and 371N3708.

Vincent, Ralph