Laying Wooden Pipe near Astoria - c. 1884


Laying Wooden Pipe near Astoria - Crow

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In this print reproduced from an early stereoview, Astoria photographer Samuel Crow captures part of the crew installing wood stave pipe - probably for a water line. As can be seen in the trench, the pipe was built from staves and metal bands similarly to building a barrel, except that the length was miles instead of feet. Alternating courses of wood were overlapped to create the final pipe. These wooden pipes, if properly constructed, would last for decades. Less expensive than iron pipe, they remained popular well into the twentieth century. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0657
Photographer Samuel B. Crow
Location Astoria, Clatsop County
Subject Construction
Decade 1880s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Stereoview Panel
Size of Original 2.4 x 3.0 inches
Photographer's Number No