Fort Canby, Cape Disappointment - c. 1890


Fort Canby, Cape Disappointment - Crawford

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Built during the Civil War to protect the mouth of the Columbia, the garrison buildings for what was initially called Fort Cape Disappointment were located on the protected bay side of of the southern end of Long Beach Peninsula. Three batteries of cannons were situated on the ocean side, to repel any potential attackers. The fort was renamed for General Edward Canby in 1875. Some remnants of the original fortifications still exist today, but the garrison buildings shown here have all disappeared. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0471
Photographer James G. Crawford
Location Washington State
Subject Military, Military Buildings
Decade 1890s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Boudoir Card
Size of Original 4.1 x 7.6 inches
Photographer's Number Number 257