Enterprise, Ladder Dredge for Star Sand Company, Portland - c. 1900

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Enterprise, Ladder Dredge for Star Sand Company, Portland

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The Enterprise was the first boat in Oregon to take sand from under the water. She was built for Christian Missinger in about 1890, soon after he founded Star Sand Company. His company soon became the largest sand and gravel company in the Pacific Northwest.

The ladder dredge used buckets, best seen in detail view 1, which emptied their haul into the ship, where it was crushed and screened. It was then loaded into the barge and taken to Star's distribution dock. See Related Items below for a view of that dock.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA1277
Photographer Unknown
Location Portland, Willamette River, Multnomah County
Subject Construction, Docks and Harbors, Ships and Boats
Decade 1900s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Medium-size Print
Size of Original 4.6 x 6.8 inches
Photographer's Number No

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