Ocean Steamer Under Bridge of the Gods - 1938


Ocean Steamer Under Bridge of the Gods - Eddy

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As can be seen in Detail View 1, this is the "Charles L. Wheeler, Jr.", a 3,300 ton cargo ship, the first (and only) ocean steamer to go through the newly-opened Bonneville Locks in 1938. This view shows it traveling above the locks on its way to The Dalles. The people of The Dalles celebrated its arrival, and hoped to see more large steamers, but it turned out freight was generally carried through the locks using barges, not large steamships.

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

Additional Information

Item Number CC0034
Photographer Ralph Eddy
Location Cascade Locks, Columbia River
Subject Bridges and Trestles, Rivers and Streams, Ships and Boats
Decade 1930s
Print Maker N/A
Original Type Original Negative
Size of Original 4.7 x 6.7 inches
Photographer's Number Number 54

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