Sternwheelers M. F. Henderson & Shaver with Log Raft - c. 1905


Sternwheelers M. F. Henderson & Shaver with Log Raft

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The two named sternwheelers escort a large log raft down the Columbia at the beginning of its voyage in the Pacific, probably to San Diego. while three and four masted sailing ships wait in the background. Detail view 1 gives us a closer look at the Shaver, while detail view 2 shows the three masted schooner. These giant log rafts, created mostly by Simon Benson, were a way to bring logs to the deserts of southern California at the turn of the last century. At the same time, steamships were replacing tall masted sailing vessels on the high seas. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0703
Photographer Unknown
Location Columbia River
Subject Log Rafts, Logging, Rivers and Streams
Decade 1900s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Medium-size Print
Size of Original 4.8 x 6.8 inches
Photographer's Number No