Ocean Steamer on the Columbia River - 1938


Ocean Steamer on the Columbia River - Eddy

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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. (See Related Items below for another view of the Wheeler as it passes under the Bridge of the Gods.) Apparently Ralph Eddy had his day planned pretty well, in order to capture images of the ship in both locations. It was on its way to The Dalles to celebrate the opening that day of Bonneville Locks.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon from the original negative, courtesy of the Clackamas County Historical Society.

Additional Information

Item Number CC0035
Photographer Ralph Eddy
Location Columbia Gorge, Columbia River
Subject Rivers and Streams, Ships and Boats
Decade 1930s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Original Negative
Size of Original 4.7 x 6.6 inches
Photographer's Number Number 24

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