Sternwheeler Ruth in Willamette Falls Locks c. 1897


Sternwheeler Ruth in Willamette Falls Locks

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By 1897, the pulp and paper mill at Willamette Falls was booming, as can be seen in the background of this photo of the steamer Ruth in the locks. The falls themselves can be seen in the background. The sternwheeler Ruth operated from 1895 to 1917, and was considered one of the fastest boats on the upper Willamette. In addition to the Willamette, Ruth also worked on the Yamhill River, up to Dayton.

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

Additional Information

Item Number CC0097
Photographer Unknown
Location West Linn, Clackamas County
Subject Locks, Mills and Factory Buildings, Ships and Boats, Waterfalls
Decade 1890s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Copy Negative
Size of Original 2.3 x 3.2 inches
Photographer's Number No