Ships & Boats - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

Ships & Boats - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. A Nez Perce Canoe - Curtis

    A Nez Perce Canoe - 1910

    Each region created their own canoe designs based on tradition and available materials. This view shows a Nez Perce version, carved out of a single cedar log. Learn More
  2. Along East Shore of Wizard Island, in Crater Lake - Vail

    Along East Shore of Wizard Island, in Crater Lake - 1905

    A self-portrait of photographer Willis Vail and his sister Evangeline, docked at Wizard Island. You can see the string he's using to trip the shutter. Learn More
  3. Assembling a Steam Gold Dredge, Eastern Oregon - Hazeltine

    Assembling a Steam Gold Dredge, Eastern Oregon - c. 1900

    This large steam-powered gold dredge is under construction on an unidentified river somewhere in eastern Oregon, probably near Baker City, where photographer Martin Hazeltine operated his studio. Learn More
  4. Bailey Gatzert in Cascade Locks - Gifford

    Bailey Gatzert in Cascade Locks - 1904

    The Cascade Locks were completed in 1896, eight years before this photo was taken by Benjamin A. Gifford. Learn More
  5. Barge Used for Oregon City Bridge Construction - Eddy

    Barge Used for Oregon City Bridge Construction - 1922

    This close-up view shows us many of the details of the barge with a steam donkey powered crane used to build the Oregon City Arch Bridge. Learn More
  6. Bark at Dock - Portland or Tacoma? - Dennie

    Bark at Dock - Portland or Tacoma? - c. 1873

    I can use some help identifying the location. Dennie, the photographer, imprinted his photos with his Portland address, but he also worked in Tacoma and sometimes in Olympia. Learn More
  7. Below Station A at Willamette Falls

    Below Station A at Willamette Falls - 1895

    This unusual view shows Station A, the first powerhouse used for the first long-distance transmission of electrical power in the United States. Transmission lines went 14 miles, from the Falls to Portland. Learn More
  8. Boating at Castle Rock - Weister

    Boating at Castle Rock - c. 1901

    Two properly attired women manage their rowboats in the foreground of this idyllic scene at Castle Rock, now known as Beacon Rock, on the Columbia River. Learn More
  9. Boating on Crater Lake - Kunselman and Gerkin

    Boating on Crater Lake - 1912

    This is a hand-tinted version of a well-known photograph by Kunselman and Gerking, usually seen in its original black and white form. Learn More
  10. Boatloads of Salmon at Oswego Creek

    Boatloads of Salmon at Oswego Creek - 1905

    At the beginning of the twentieth century, local fishermen at the mouth of Sucker Creek (now Oswego Creek) would catch one ton of salmon per night at the beginning of salmon season. Learn More
  11. Broadway Bridge with Sternwheeler

    Broadway Bridge with Sternwheeler - 1915

    Created in 1915 by an unknown photographer, this view shows the Broadway Bridge, looking towards the west, two years after its completion. You can find much the same view today from North Interstate Avenue. Learn More
  12. Building a Sternwheeler in Portland Harbor

    Building a Sternwheeler in Portland Harbor - c. 1905

    In this group portrait of workers at the construction site of a new sternwheeler, we can identify the M. F. Henderson and the No Wonder moored behind it. Learn More
  13. Business District and Waterfront, Portland, Oregon - Ralph Eddy
  14. Cascades of the Columbia and Cascade Locks - Cross and Dimmitt

    Cascades of the Columbia and Cascade Locks - c. 1921

    Completed in 1896, Cascade Locks allowed river traffic to bypass the Columbia River Cascades until they were submerged in 1938, replaced by Bonneville Lock and Dam. Learn More
  15. Castle Rock from Oregon Side - Davidson

    Castle Rock from the Oregon Side - 1880s

    An unusual view of Castle Rock (now Beacon Rock) from across the Columbia River. Learn More
  16. Columbia River Sternwheeler J. N. Teal - Leghorn

    Columbia River Sternwheer J. N. Teal - 1911

    The "J. N. Teal" docks at a primitive landing on the Columbia River, probably at the town of Arlington. Learn More
  17. Cruiser USS West Virginia in Portland Harbor

    Cruiser USS West Virginia in Portland Harbor - c. 1911

    The USS West Virginia, a Pennsylvania class armored cruiser, was commissioned in 1905 and initially served as part of the Atlantic fleet before joining the Pacific fleet in 1908. Learn More
  18. Dredge "Multnomah" in North Portland Harbor

    Dredge "Multnomah" in North Portland Harbor - 1913

    The pipeline dredge USS Multnomah was built in 1913 by Portland Iron Works. This photo was taken that same year. Learn More
  19. Family with Their Fishwheel, Columbia River - Crawford

    Family with Their Fishwheel, Columbia River - c. 1890

    While some of the large fishwheels, and most of the permanently fixed fishwheels, were owned by corporations or other businesses, many families built and operated their own fishwheels on the Columbia River. Learn More
  20. Fireboat Puts on a Show in Portland Harbor

    Fireboat Puts on a Show in Portland Harbor - circa 1910

    Wooden piers and the buildings above them were among the structures most susceptible to fire in the 1800s and early 1900s. Learn More
  21. Fireboats George Williams and David Campbell

    Fireboats George Williams and David Campbell - c. 1913

    In 1913, two steam-powered fireboats patrolled the Portland waterfront - the George Williams and the David Campbell. They served together until 1928, when they were replaced by three new gasoline powered craft. Learn More
  22. Fish Wheel at Upper Cascades, Columbia River - McAlpin

    Fish Wheel at Upper Cascades, Columbia River - c. 1885

    Fish wheels, water-powered mechanisms that "mined" salmon, were active on the Columbia River from 1879 through 1934. Learn More
  23. Four-masted Bark Galena, Stranded near Seaside - Bartels

    Four-masted Bark Galena, Stranded near Seaside - 1907

    While the wreck of the Peter Iredale is still well-known, most people are not aware of the grounding of the Galena, which happened near the same spot only three weeks later. Learn More
  24. Gondola on Oswego Lake

    Gondola on Oswego Lake - c. 1920

    A note on the original photo speculates this may be a group of students from St. Helens Hall, Portland Episcopal School for Girls. Whoever they are, they are clearly enjoying themselves. Learn More
  25. Harvest Queen Towing the Glenelvan of Glasgow, Scotland

    Harvest Queen Towing the Glenelvan of Glasgow, Scotland - 1897

    The Harvest Queen, a large sternwheeler at 200 feet long, was often used as a tug to tow ocean-going sailing ships up and down the Columbia River. Learn More
  26. Harvest Queen Working as a Tug on the Columbia - White

    Harvest Queen Working as a Tug on the Columbia - c. 1903

    Larger sternwheelers were occasionally pressed into service as tugboats to help guide tall masted ships through the narrow passages of the Columbia River. Learn More
  27. Launch of the 1st Liberty Ship, the Star of Oregon

    Launch of the 1st Liberty Ship, the Star of Oregon - 1941

    A large crowd has turned out at the Kaiser Shipyards in Portland on May 19, 1941, to celebrate the launch of the first of many Liberty Ships built here. Learn More
  28. Launching the Boat, Steel Party at Crater Lake - Kiser

    Launching the Boat, Steel Party at Crater Lake - 1903

    This was not the first boat on Crater Lake, but it was an important one, lowered to the lake by the Will G. Steel excursion in 1903. Learn More
  29. Light House Joe, a Makah, on Neah Bay - Curtis

    Light House Joe, a Makah, on Neah Bay - 1910

    This view by Asahel Curtis shows Light House Joe posing next to his canoe with his hand-made wooden harpoon and sealskin buoys. Learn More
  30. Lillian Bickner in her Canoe on Oswego Lake - Bickner

    Lillian Bickner in her Canoe on Oswego Lake - c. 1910

    This image is a variation on the photo used for the front cover of Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America: Lake Oswego", compiled by Laura Foster. Learn More
  31. Lily White's Houseboat at Dunthorpe Water Works - White

    Lily White's Houseboat at Dunthorpe Water Works - c. 1903

    Lily White and her friend Sarah Ladd were accomplished amateur photographers whose work is still appreciated today. White was known for her houseboat, the Raysark, which she used as her photography headquarters, usually anchored along the Columbia River. Learn More
  32. Lily White's Houseboat Moored at Castle Rock - White

    Lily White's Houseboat Moored at Castle Rock - c. 1903

    The Oregon Historical Society owns a print of this view of Lily White's houseboat, the Raysark, near Castle Rock. Our version starts instead from the original glass plate, in a private collection, and is a slightly larger crop. Learn More
  33. Lily White's Houseboat, The Raysark, on the Columbia - White

    Lily White's Houseboat, The Raysark, on the Columbia - c. 1903

    This view of the Raysark is likely near Lyle, Washington, where Lily White often moored her boat. We're probably looking towards the river from one of the inlets, or "lakes", that occur along the north shore of the Columbia in that area. Learn More
  34. Log Rafts Below Willamette Falls Locks

    Log Rafts Below Willamette Falls Locks - c. 1905

    This classic view looks upstream below the locks and above them, Willamette Falls. Learn More
  35. Logjam on the Upper Willamette

    Logjam on the Upper Willamette - c. 1900

    Two steamboats arrive to help clear out a logjam under a bridge somewhere on the upper Willamette River. Learn More
  36. Looking Across the Columbia River from Cape Horn - Jackson

    Looking Across the Columbia River from Cape Horn - c. 1900

    Turning the tables on many photographs of Cape Horn, Jackson chooses here to use the overhanging bluff as a frame for a view back across the river towards Oregon. Learn More
  37. Looking Across the Willamette, Dunthorpe Water Works - White

    Looking Across the Willamette, Dunthorpe Water Works - c. 1903

    There's little visible development on the east side of the Willamette River in this 1902 view from the south side of the Dunthorpe Water Works. Learn More
  38. Lowering a Boat through Cleetwood Canyon to Crater Lake - Kiser

    Lowering a Boat through Cleetwood Canyon to Crater Lake - 1903

    Cleetwood Canyon, located behind the current lodge, was named by William Steel because this is the location where the Cleetwood, the first boat to reach the lake, was slid down in 1886. Learn More
  39. Launching the Boat - The Start, Steel Excursion, Crater Lake - Kiser

    Lowering the Boat "The Start" down to Crater Lake - 1903

    Part of the Will G. Steel Excursion helps to lower the boat down to the lake. The boat was likely named for the fact that Crater Lake National Park was created the year before. Learn More
  40. Meeting the Ship at Newport - Bradshaw

    Meeting the Ship at Newport - c. 1909

    This appears to be a special occasion, as a small band and a crowd have turned out to welcome the arrival (or departure) of a small steamboat at the docks in Newport. Learn More
  41. Mills and Sternwheeler at Willamette Falls - Eddy

    Mills and Sternwheeler at Willamette Falls - c. 1915

    There's a lot going on, and a lot of crisp detail, in this glass plate negative created by Ralph Eddy of Oregon City in about 1915. Learn More
  42. Navy Ships Along the Waterfront, Portland - Eddy

    Navy Ships Along the Waterfront, Portland - 1936

    Navy ships pause near the Portland Public Market in August, 1936. Opened in late 1933, it was at the time the world's largest public and farmer's market. Learn More
  43. Navy Ships in front of Old Steel Bridge, Portland - Indahl

    Navy Ships in front of Old Steel Bridge, Portland - c. 1905

    Taken upstream from its companion photo (see Related Photos below), this view shows two unidentified Navy ships resting in the waters of the Willamette in Portland. Learn More
  44. Navy Ships on the Columbia River - White

    Navy Ships on the Columbia River - c. 1903

    The anchor rope from photographer White's houseboat can be seen tied to a tree in this view of Navy ships on the Columbia, taken and developed by her without having to leave her home on the water. Learn More
  45. Ocean Fishing Fleet at Newport - Eddy

    Ocean Fishing Fleet at Newport - 1944

    Photographer Ralph Eddy captures wonderful reflections in the water of the bay in one of his later postcard negatives. As with most of our Eddy prints, we are using a larger crop than he originally used in his postcards. Learn More
  46. Ocean Liner Passing Through Draw of Burnside Bridge - Eddy

    Ocean Liner Passing Through Draw of Burnside Bridge - 1931

    An Ocean Liner passes through the opened bridge in September, 1931, about five years after the new Burnside Bridge was completed, replacing an 1894 swing-span version. Learn More
  47. Ocean Steamer on the Columbia River - Eddy

    Ocean Steamer on the Columbia River - 1938

    Motorists stop along the Columbia River Highway to watch the "Charles L. Wheeler, Jr." passing upstream on the Columbia River above Bonneville Dam. This was not a typical sight; the Wheeler was the only ship of its size to travel this far up river. Learn More
  48. Ocean Steamer Under Bridge of the Gods - Eddy

    Ocean Steamer Under Bridge of the Gods - 1938

    The "Charles L. Wheeler, Jr.", a 3,300 ton cargo ship, was the first (and only) ocean steamer to go through the newly-opened Bonneville Locks in 1938. Learn More
  49. Ocean Wind Jammer, Willamette River, Portland - Howard C. Tibbitts

    Ocean Wind Jammer, Willamette River, Portland - 1908

    This is the Emanuele Accame, a steel vessel built in 1891 by the Continental Lead & Iron Company in Perusola, Italy. Learn More
  50. Old Ironsides Under the St. Johns Bridge - Eddy

    Old Ironsides Under the St. Johns Bridge - 1933

    Two icons meet in one photograph by Ralph Eddy. The new is the St. Johns Bridge, dedicated two years earlier. The old is "Old Ironsides", the U.S.S. Constitution, dedicated in 1797. Learn More

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