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Vancouvery Ferry at Hayden Island

Photograph showing a ferry at Hayden Island, with a dirt road leading to a loading dock for automobiles and horse-drawn carts. On the ferry is a sign with “City of Vancouver” written on it. The Columbia River can be seen behind the ferry, as well as a metal bridge spanning the water (likely the Burlington Northern Santa Fe bridge 9.6).

Vancouvery Ferry at Hayden Island

Photograph taken from a side angle showing a ferry at Hayden Island on the Columbia River, which appears to be behind a wooden dock. On the ferry is a sign with “City of Vancouver” written on it. Wooden pillars can be seen in the water in front of the ferry, and a bridge is in the distant background ((likely the Burlington Northern Santa Fe bridge 5.1).

Vancouver ferry

Photograph showing a frames image of the Vancouver Ferry on a body of water (likely the Columbia River). A smokestack on the ship releases steam into the air, and the shoreline can be seen in the distance. People can be seen on the front and back of the ship, as well as an automobile.

USS Constitution, tugboat Shaver, and USS Grebe under way on Columbia River near Puget Island, Washington

Aerial photograph showing the frigate USS Constitution (center), towed by the USS Grebe and accompanied by the tugboat Shaver, on the Columbia River near Puget Island, Washington, on Wednesday, August 2, 1933. The frigate and crew were en route to Portland for a three-week visit, from August 2 to August 22, 1933, as part of a national tour. Also see image Nos. 371N3702 and 371N3708.

Vincent, Ralph

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

Two men on boat

Photograph of two unidentified men on a boat flying a pennant, probably a Portland Yacht Club pennant. The number “7 II G” is visible on the side of the boat. Image note: Negative damage at bottom of image.

Remarks by Gertrude Jensen on the preservation of the Columbia River Gorge on behalf of the Nature Conservancy and the Western Forestry Center

The lecture was originally given on Columbia River Gorge Day, May 5th 1981, at the Western Forestry Center to the Portland Women's Forum. Jensen discusses the conservation of the Columbia River Gorge and the Columbia Gorge Commission from 1951 to 1981.

Jensen, Gertrude Glutsch, 1903-

Portland General Electric Photograph Collection

  • Org. Lot 151
  • Collection
  • 1880 - 1965

Negatives documenting company activities, including electrical infrastructure, employees, power generation and distribution throughout Portland, the Willamette Valley and the Oregon Cascade Range. Additional general images include streetcars and trains, street lighting, power line installation, Rose Festival floats, office buildings, car barns and bridges. Of particular note are dam building projects at Bull Run and along the Clackamas River (1910-1930), and early electric stations in Oregon City at Willamette Falls.

Portland General Electric Company

Mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon Territory, 1841

A map of the mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon Territory as surveyed by the United States Exploring Expedition in 1841 under commander Charles Wilkes. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Inset details soundings of the Bar of Columbia River. Item has also been identified as bb017536.

Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877

Mouth of Columbia River, 1851

A nautical map of the “Mouth of Columbia River / from a preliminary survey under the direction of A.D. Bache, Superintendent of the Survey of the Coast of the United States by the hydrographic party under the command of W.P. McArthur Lt. U.S.N. and Asst. U.S. Coast Survey, W.A. Bartlett Lt. U.S.N. Assistant ; reduction for engraving by A. Boschke, draughtsman ; engraved by W. Smith and E.F. Woodward.” Includes inset: View of the Entrance of Columbia River, Cape Hancock or Disappointment E. by N. (compass) 12 statute miles. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings and isolines. Includes text on "sailing directions" and "tides." Handwritten note of graphic scale by George Davidson is erroneous.Scale 1:40,000. Item has also been identified as bb017545.

United States Coast Survey

Dedication of Bonneville Dam. [Transcript]

Transcript. Transcript includes the entire speech by President Franklin D. Roosevelt about urban development and growth, hydro-electricity, the Bonneville Dam, Columbia River development, regional planning and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

Dedication of Bonneville Dam (Radio cut)

  • SR 23
  • Collection
  • 1937-09-29

Recorded on September 29th 1937 at the opening of the Bonneville Dam and edited for the radio, the tape includes a speech by Oregon Secretary of State Earl Snell about traffic safety and a speech by President Franklin D. Roosevelt about urban development and growth, hydro-electricity, the Bonneville Dam, Columbia River development, regional planning and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Transcript includes the entire original speech by President Roosevelt.

Snell, Earl, 1895-1947

Dedication of Bonneville Dam (Radio Cut) [Sound Recording 1]

Tape 1, Side 1. Recorded on September 29th 1937 at the opening of the Bonneville Dam and edited for the radio, the tape includes a message from Oregon Secretary of State Earl Snell about traffic safety and excerpts from a speech by President Franklin D. Roosevelt about urban development and growth, hydro-electricity, the Bonneville Dam, Columbia River development, regional planning and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

Columbia River Gorge

Photograph, taken from the water’s edge, showing the Columbia River, rock faces, and forest along the shore in the Columbia River Gorge. See related image No. 371N5680. Image note: Light leaks on negative.

Chart of the Columbia River for 90 miles from its mouth, 1838

A navigational map, “Chart of the Columbia River for 90 miles from its mouth [cartographic material] / drawn from several surveys in the possession of W.A. Slacum ; by M.C. Ewing.” Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Oriented with north to the left. Profiles: Cape Disappointment N.N.E. by compass distance 10 miles -- Cape Disappointment N.N.E. 6 miles. "S. Doc. No. 470. 25 Con. 2d S." Series: Senate document (United States. Congress. Senate) ; 25th Congress, 2d session, no. 470. Imaged map dissected and mounted on cloth backing. Item has also been identified as bb017535.

Ewing, Maskell C.

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