Oregon City Basin with Shoofly and Alice - c. 1873


Oregon City Basin with Shoofly and Alice

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The Shoo-fly and the Alice were two of the last sternwheelers to be built above the Falls at Canemah, completed at about the time the Willamette Falls Locks opened in 1873. They are moored here in the Oregon City Basin, constructed in the 1860s to make transfers of goods and passengers easier between boats in the upper and lower river. By walking along the plank path and using a stairway, the exchange was relatively convenient.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon. Original courtesy of the Clackamas County Historical Society.

Additional Information

Item Number CC0110
Photographer Unknown
Location Oregon City, Clackamas County
Subject Docks and Harbors, Mills and Factory Buildings, Ships and Boats
Decade 1870s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Copy Negative
Size of Original 2.3 x 3.7 inches
Photographer's Number No