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“Barbara C” Ship

Two wooden pilings frame the ship named “Barbara C” on the Willamette River. Taken from the Portland Waterfront. Large logs in the river in the foreground.

White, Minor

A ship anchored at the port terminals in Vancouver, Washington

A ship anchored at the port terminals in Vancouver, Washington. The S. P. & S. Railway grain elevators are visible in the distance. "Luckenbach" is painted on the side of the ship and smoke is coming out of its central stack. The handwritten description from the back of the photograph reads, "Port terminals, Vancouver, Wa. and SP+S Railway Company grain elevators with bulk storage capacity of 2,852,000 bushels. Leased to Archer Daniels Midland Company."

Aerial view of Swan Island, Portland

An aerial view showing a ship and industrial area on Swan Island, in Portland. A ship with “Relief” painted on the side is moored at a dock, with various hoists and cranes visible on the island (negative 3 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Boats and ships on Willamette River, Portland

Photograph showing boats and ships on the Willamette River in Portland. In the background is a bridge, probably the 1894 Burnside Bridge. The view is probably to the north. The three-masted ship at left may be the same ship depicted in image Nos. 373G0433, 373G0434, and 373G0436. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to negative damage.

Boats passing under lifted Interstate Bridge span

A sailboat and large barge passing under the lifted section of the Interstate Bridge between Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington during the dedication ceremony for the newly constructed second span of the bridge (negative 16 of 18).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Boy Scout Harold Adams christening oil tanker Swiftscout in Portland

Photograph showing Boy Scout Harold Adams of Troop 49 standing next to the bow of the new oil tanker Swiftscout and holding a bottle wrapped in ribbons. An unidentified man is next to him at right. The photograph was taken on Saturday, March 12, 1921, at the launching of the Swiftscout in Portland. Adams christened the new ship. The Oregon Journal published two photographs, image Nos. 376G0103 and 376G0104, and a story about the launching on Page 13, Section 3, of the city edition on Sunday, March 13, 1921. According to the story, headlined “Boy Scouts In Charge Of Ship Launching,” Adams was “the Boy Scout who has advanced farthest in scouting in Portland,” and the bottle he his holding was filled with water from Wahtum Lake.

Boy Scout Harold Adams christening oil tanker Swiftscout in Portland

Photograph showing a teenage boy facing the bow of an oil tanker, the Swiftscout, and holding a bottle wrapped in ribbons. An unidentified man is next to him at right. The photograph was taken on Saturday, March 12, 1921, at the launching of the Swiftscout in Portland. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 376G0103 were published on Page 13, Section 3, of the Oregon Journal’s city edition on Sunday, March 13, 1921. The photographs were published under the headline “Boy Scouts Christen Big Oil Tanker.” This photograph had the following caption: “Harold Adams, member of troop 49, who christened the ‘Swiftscout.” The photographs accompanied a story headlined “Boy Scouts In Charge Of Ship Launching.” According to the story, Adams was “the Boy Scout who has advanced farthest in scouting in Portland,” and the bottle he his holding was filled with water from Wahtum Lake. See additional related image No. 376G0105. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

Cargo being hoisted onto ship

Photograph showing two unidentified workers standing next to carts on a pier as a pallet stacked with crates is hoisted from the pier onto a moored ship at right. Between the workers are two empty carts. Behind them is a third cart stacked with crates. Image note: Negative damage at center.

Cargo being loaded onto ship

Photograph showing a pallet of paper-wrapped cylinders in midair as it is loaded or unloaded onto the deck of a ship. At center, an unidentified man is standing on the deck next to the opening of the ship’s cargo hold. See related image No. 371N3504.

Cattle truck fire and round-up of scattered cows in Portland

People standing on S.W. Harbor Drive in Portland after a truck loaded with seventeen head of cattle collided with an empty gasoline truck. Eleven of the cattle escaped from the truck and needed to be rounded up. A damaged vehicle can be seen in the northbound lane, with the second Morrison Bridge in the distance. A large ship is moored on the Willamette River, across the street from the Oregon Journal Building. A story detailing the accident was published in the Oregon Journal on Friday, July 30, 1954 (negative 1 of 8).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Columbia Rediviva collection

  • Mss 957
  • Collection
  • 1785-1852

The collection consists of correspondence, journals, ship logs, administrative records, and ink sketches relating to the ship Columbia Rediviva. A mix of original materials and reproductions are present. Among the originals are: the journal of John Hoskins, written during the Columbia's journey around the world in 1791-1792; the journal of George Barrell, 1806, written on board the brig Venus from Boston to Malaga, and on the schooner Louisiana from Malaga to New York; Barrell's account of stores on board the Columbia, 1792-1793; letters of Joseph Barrell to Samuel Webb, 1785-1801, and to John Hoskins, 1790; letters from Colburn Barrell and Robert Haswell, 1801; owner's accounts, 1787-1793; accounts of the Columbia and Lady Washington, 1787-1790; receipts; and four ink sketches by George Davidson depicting incidents in the voyages of the Columbia.

The reproductions held in this collection include the journals of Robert Haswell and Owen Smith, 1787-1789; and a file of receipts and other papers concerning outfitting of the Columbia, 1790 (on microfilm). Also included are publications of Robert Gray's wife Martha's petition to congress for a pension and memorial, 1848-1852.

Crate being hoisted onto ship

Photograph showing a crate being hoisted from a pier at right onto a moored ship at left. A group of unidentified workers is standing on the pier. In the background, people are watching the loading process from the ship. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration at top due to deterioration of the negative.

Crates of Duckwall fruit being loaded onto ship

Photograph showing a pallet stacked with crates being hoisted from a pier at right onto a ship moored at left. An unidentified worker is standing next to a cart below the pallet, watching the loading process. At right is a second cart also stacked with crates. The crates bear the labels of the Duckwall fruit-packing company in Hood River, Oregon. Also see related image No. 371N3503.

Crowds touring USS Houston in Portland after President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s arrival

Photograph of crowds aboard the U. S. S. Houston and waiting in line to board the ship on August 4, 1934. President Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived in Portland aboard the Houston on August 3, 1934, after a vacation cruise. He then traveled to the Bonneville dam construction site, where he gave a speech about the dam project. This photograph was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 5, 1934, under the headline “Thousands Swarm Aboard President’s Vacation Ship.” The photograph had the following caption: “Photo shows line of visitors going aboard the cruiser Houston at the foot of Southwest Stark street Saturday afternoon. Officers of the vessel estimated that 9000 boarded the ship Friday afternoon and 11,000 Saturday, making 20,000 for two days. More thousands merely looked at the vessel from the harbor wall. The craft leaves the city Tuesday morning.” The photograph accompanied a story about the crowds that toured the ship. Also see the following related images from the president’s visit: Nos. 371N2168, 371N2169, 371N2170, 371N2171, 371N2172, 371N2173, 371N2174, 371N2190, 371N2192, 371N2193, 371N2194, 371N2195, 371N2197, and 371N3698.

Crowds touring USS Houston in Portland after President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s arrival

Photograph showing crowds aboard the USS Houston and waiting in line to board the ship on August 4, 1934. President Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived in Portland aboard the Houston on August 3, 1934, after a vacation cruise. He then traveled to the Bonneville dam construction site, where he gave a speech about the dam project. A similar photograph, image No. 371N2186, was published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on Sunday, August 5, 1934, under the headline “Thousands Swarm Aboard President’s Vacation Ship.” That photograph had the following caption: “Photo shows line of visitors going aboard the cruiser Houston at the foot of Southwest Stark street Saturday afternoon. Officers of the vessel estimated that 9000 boarded the ship Friday afternoon and 11,000 Saturday, making 20,000 for two days. More thousands merely looked at the vessel from the harbor wall. The craft leaves the city Tuesday morning.” The photograph accompanied a story about the crowds that toured the ship. Also see the following related images from the president’s visit: Nos. 371N2168, 371N2169, 371N2170, 371N2171, 371N2172, 371N2173, 371N2174, 371N2190, 371N2192, 371N2193, 371N2194, 371N2195, and 371N2197.

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