Snag Boat & Diver on the Columbia at Quinn - 1893


Snag Boat & Diver on the Columbia at Quinn

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The snag boat crew, including their diver, poses for a photo at Hodgkins & Balls Salmon Fishery in Quinn, a long-lost town north of Clatskanie. The diving bell suit shown here was invented by James Eads in the 1840s, for use in salvage operations on the Mississippi. It was used for many years to help clear snags on the Columbia River - both waterlogged trees and sunken ships. This unusual photo was taken by an unknown professional photographer. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0137
Photographer Unknown
Location Columbia River, Columbia County
Subject Construction, Rivers and Streams
Decade 1890s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Boudoir Card
Size of Original 4.7 x 7.7 inches
Photographer's Number No