Sternwheeler Passing Cape Horn on the Columbia - c. 1900


Sternwheeler Passing Cape Horn on the Columbia - Meiser

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An unidentified steamship passes Cape Horn, on the Washington side of the Columbia, on its way downstream. Apparently taken onboard another ship, judging from the mast in the foreground, it's impressive that photographer Meiser was able to capture such a crisp view from on the water. Since our vantage point is from the middle of the river, we get a good feeling of what river navigation was like a hundred years ago. Detail view 1 shows us enough to see three men on the bow of the sternwheeler, but not enough to read its name. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0328
Photographer Jesse A. Meiser
Location Columbia Gorge, Columbia River
Subject Rivers and Streams, Rock Formations
Decade 1900s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Glass Negative
Size of Original 6.3 x 8.1 inches
Photographer's Number Number 512