Two men stand on the Broadway Bridge looking west across the Willamette River. A large ship, “Bengaalis” is docked, and the “Crown Flour” building can be seen in the distance. The west hills are visible in the distance (negative 1 of 17).
Photograph showing a large mechanical wheel and steel cables on the Steel Bridge, looking east over the Willamette River towards the Burnside Bridge. A tug boat and large ship can be seen on the water. Warehouse buildings and an industrial area can be seen in the distance (negative 2 of 17).
Photograph showing metal beams and a walkway on the Steel Bridge. A woman is walking across the bridge. Below is the Willamette River and two boats. The Burnside Bridge can be seen in the distance (negative 3 of 17).
A man in a uniform and hat stands in front of a mechanical unit holding two levers. Behind him, the Willamette River can be seen through a window. “Foreman” can be seen embroidered on his hat (negative 6 of 17). Original title: “Portland bridge gatemen, Broadway and Steel bridges.”
A derrick barge and damaged Burlington ferry, as seen from the shore of the Willamette River Multnomah Channel, northwest of Linnton. The cable from the derrick, which is emitted steam, is attached to a large object on its deck. On the other side of the channel, people and cars can be seen next to another ferry dock. The Burlington Ferry partially sunk when a 20-ton power shovel was taken aboard (negative 1 of 5).
A damaged rail and deck on the Burlington Ferry, seen on the Willamette River, Multnomah Channel, northwest of Linnton. A man stands on the deck, looking towards the water and the far shore. The Burlington Ferry partially sunk when a 20-ton power shovel was taken aboard (negative 2 of 5).
A side view of the partially sunk Burlington Ferry, at its dock on the Willamette River, Multnomah Channel, northwest of Linnton. People stand on the deck, while in the background another boat can be seen on the channel (negative 4 of 5).
Photograph showing an industrial area on the Willamette River, viewed from the St. Johns neighborhood. Numerous smokestack chimneys can be seen emitting clouds of smoke, next to what appears to be a large lumberyard. More industrial buildings can be seen across the river (negative 4 of 24). Original sleeve title: Portland communities - St. Johns district.
Photograph showing the damaged S.S. Coast Miller freighter and the Burnside Bridge. Several broken masts and a smokestack can be seen on the ship, which is directly under the bridge at night (negative 11 of 11).
River steamer Barry K. and a barge after they collided with another river steamer, Pennsylvanian. The Western Transportation Co. barge is partially submerged in the Willamette River. The Broadway Bridge can be seen in the distance (negative 4 of 12).
Three men stand next to a horseshoe pit in an open dirt area next to the Willamette River. One man appears to be mid-throw, while the two others look on. At the right side of the frame is a seated man and a small dog. In the background is the Hawthorne Bridge, looking west (negative 1 of 25). Original sleeve title: Portland communities - Hawthorne Ave.
Photograph looking south, showing docks and a boat on the Willamette River, with the Ross Island Bridge in the distance. On the dock (barge) is “Diesel Towing Co.” (negative 12 of 25). Original sleeve title: Portland communities - Hawthorne Ave.
Crew members aboard the cargo ship Mormacsea, seen in front of the Willamette river (?). Two men on the deck stand on top of a pile of cut wood, which is stacked and lashed together with chains. Piers and industrial warehouses can be seen across the river. During WWII, the Mormacsea later served as a troopship (negative 16 of 22).
Photograph showing cargo ship Mormacsea, moored to a wooden dock by several visible ropes. “Mormacsea” is painted on the side of the vessel, and a train car of goods can be seen to its left, on a set of tracks. The Willamette River (likely) can be seen to the right, with industrial buildings and docks in the distance. During WWII, the Mormacsea later served as a troopship (negative 21 of 22).
Photograph showing two ships on the Willamette River. A riverboat with “Henderson of Portland Ore.” painted on it is facing towards the larger “Star of Oregon.” A group of people can be seen standing at the back of the Star of Oregon, looking downwards towards the riverboat. An industrial building can be seen in the background. The Star of Oregon was sunk by a German submarine October 30, 1942 (negative 1 of 15).
Photograph showing the liberty ship “Star of Oregon” after its launching on the Willamette River. To to the larger ship is a smaller tug boat, “James W. of Portland Ore.” People can be seen standing along the front of the ship. In the background are industrial buildings, likely in front of the west hills (negative 3 of 15).
Photograph showing two women, likely Mrs. Ernest Haycox (sponsor) and Mary Ann Haycox at the launching of a submarine chaser ship built by Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. They are both holding bouquets of flowers and standing in front of a ship launching bay on the Willamette River (negative 1 of 3).
Photograph showing a ship being launched into the Willamette River at Albina Engine & Machine Works in Portland. Wooden scaffolding can be seen along the sides of the launch bay, where workers are standing and watching the ship. Across the river are several buildings and docks (negative 2 of 3).
Photograph showing the S.S. John McLoughlin being launched from a bay at the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. Wooden scaffolding can be seen at either side of the bay, and people in hardhats are looking towards the ship, which is sliding down a ramp into the Willamette River. The west hills can be seen at the other side of the water (negative 4 of 7).
The S.S. James Duncan, being launched from the Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland (sponsored by Mrs. Thomas Ray). The ship is sliding from a ramp into the Willamette River, with United States flags visible on its deck (negative 2 of 3).
The U.S.S. Peter Skene Ogden being launched from Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland, sponsored by Oregon’s Victory Girl Suzanne Burce (later known as actress Jane Powell). The ship is sliding down a ramp towards the Willamette River, while workers watch. Wooden scaffolding can be seen on either side of the ship (negative 1 of 5).
Liberty ship C.J. Jones, sliding down a ways into the Willamette River at Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation in Portland. Wooden scaffolding can be seen on either side of the ways, and workers can be seen at either side watching the ship. A photograph from this story was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 15, 1943 (negative 3 of 7).