Docks & Harbors - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

Docks & Harbors - Fine Art Prints of Historical Photos

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  1. Astoria, Looking East - John F. Ford

    Astoria, Looking East - 1901

    From the wooden planks in the streets to the barges in the harbor, this view by photographer John F. Ford shows lots of detail. Learn More
  2. Astoria, Looking East - Samuel B. Crow
  3. Bark at Dock - Portland or Tacoma? - Dennie

    Bark at Dock - Portland or Tacoma? - c. 1873

    I can use some help identifying the location. Dennie, the photographer, imprinted his photos with his Portland address, but he also worked in Tacoma and sometimes in Olympia. Learn More
  4. Boat Landing at Crater Lake - Thomas M. Swem

    Boat Landing at Crater Lake - circa 1921

    Our hand-tinted original print is taken from "Crater Lake National Park, Oregon", published by Swem's Studio, Medford, Oregon. Learn More
  5. Burning of Portland Waterfront North of Madison Bridge - Woods

    Burning of Portland Waterfront North of Madison Bridge - c. 1898

    This dramatic photo shows a fire in progress that destroyed at least a block of buildings along the Portland waterfront. Learn More
  6. Business District and Waterfront, Portland, Oregon - Ralph Eddy

    Business District and Waterfront, Portland, Oregon - 1936

    Taken during Portland's first "Fleet Week", this view shows the destroyer Reuben James and other Navy ships in front of the City's downtown business district. Learn More
  7. Columbia River Sternwheeler J. N. Teal - Leghorn

    Columbia River Sternwheer J. N. Teal - 1911

    The "J. N. Teal" docks at a primitive landing on the Columbia River, probably at the town of Arlington. Learn More
  8. Cruiser USS West Virginia in Portland Harbor

    Cruiser USS West Virginia in Portland Harbor - c. 1911

    The USS West Virginia, a Pennsylvania class armored cruiser, was commissioned in 1905 and initially served as part of the Atlantic fleet before joining the Pacific fleet in 1908. Learn More
  9. Downtown Portland, North of the Hawthorne Bridge

    Downtown Portland, North of the Hawthorne Bridge - c. 1912

    Many buildings can be identified in this highly-detailed view of downtown Portland, taken by an unidentified photographer in about 1912. Learn More
  10. Draft Horses at Star Sand Company Docks, Portland

    Draft Horses at Star Sand Company Docks, Portland - c. 1900

    It took strong horses, wagons, and men to distribute the crushed aggregate and sand sold by Star Sand Company, which was the largest company of its type in the Pacific Northwest. Learn More
  11. Dredge "Multnomah" in North Portland Harbor

    Dredge "Multnomah" in North Portland Harbor - 1913

    The pipeline dredge USS Multnomah was built in 1913 by Portland Iron Works. This photo was taken that same year. Learn More
  12. Enterprise, Ladder Dredge for Star Sand Company, Portland

    Enterprise, Ladder Dredge for Star Sand Company, Portland - c. 1900

    The Enterprise was the first boat in Oregon to take sand from under the water. She was built for Christian Missinger in about 1890, soon after he founded Star Sand Company. Learn More
  13. Fireboat Puts on a Show in Portland Harbor

    Fireboat Puts on a Show in Portland Harbor - circa 1910

    Wooden piers and the buildings above them were among the structures most susceptible to fire in the 1800s and early 1900s. Learn More
  14. Fireboats George Williams and David Campbell

    Fireboats George Williams and David Campbell - c. 1913

    In 1913, two steam-powered fireboats patrolled the Portland waterfront - the George Williams and the David Campbell. They served together until 1928, when they were replaced by three new gasoline powered craft. Learn More
  15. Harbor of Sitka - Partridge

    Harbor of Sitka - 1886

    The Harbor of Sitka, Alaska, in 1886, showing the steamship dock and Sitka Sound. Learn More
  16. Judge Benson and Mr. Curtiss at Spring, Pelican Bay - Tibbitts

    Judge Benson and Mr. Curtiss at Spring, Pelican Bay - c. 1908

    While appearing candid, this image is part of a series of photos captured by Southern Pacific professional photographer Howard C. Tibbitts in his visit to southern Oregon in about 1908. Learn More
  17. Lily White's Houseboat at Dunthorpe Water Works - White

    Lily White's Houseboat at Dunthorpe Water Works - c. 1903

    Lily White and her friend Sarah Ladd were accomplished amateur photographers whose work is still appreciated today. White was known for her houseboat, the Raysark, which she used as her photography headquarters, usually anchored along the Columbia River. Learn More
  18. Log Raft from Oregon Arrives in San Diego - NY State Education Dept

    Log Raft from Oregon Arrives in San Diego - 1929

    Most photos of sea-going log rafts show them being prepared to leave Oregon. This view shows a raft after it has arrived at its destination. Learn More
  19. Looking Across Sitka Harbor, 1886 - Partridge

    Looking Across Sitka Harbor - 1886

    Looking across Sitka Harbor to the town of Sitka, 1886. Learn More
  20. Looking Over Skamokawa Towards the Columbia

    Looking Over Skamokawa Towards the Columbia - c. 1914

    This view of Skamokawa, on the Washington side of the lower Columbia, shows us the residents were quite aware of variations in water levels. Many homes and even wooden sidewalks were elevated to deal with periodic flooding. Learn More
  21. Meeting the Ship at Newport - Bradshaw

    Meeting the Ship at Newport - c. 1909

    This appears to be a special occasion, as a small band and a crowd have turned out to welcome the arrival (or departure) of a small steamboat at the docks in Newport. Learn More
  22. Navy Ships Along the Waterfront, Portland - Eddy

    Navy Ships Along the Waterfront, Portland - 1936

    Navy ships pause near the Portland Public Market in August, 1936. Opened in late 1933, it was at the time the world's largest public and farmer's market. Learn More
  23. Navy Ships in front of Old Steel Bridge, Portland - Indahl

    Navy Ships in front of Old Steel Bridge, Portland - c. 1905

    Taken upstream from its companion photo (see Related Photos below), this view shows two unidentified Navy ships resting in the waters of the Willamette in Portland. Learn More
  24. Ocean Fishing Fleet at Newport - Eddy

    Ocean Fishing Fleet at Newport - 1944

    Photographer Ralph Eddy captures wonderful reflections in the water of the bay in one of his later postcard negatives. As with most of our Eddy prints, we are using a larger crop than he originally used in his postcards. Learn More
  25. Ocean Wind Jammer, Willamette River, Portland - Howard C. Tibbitts

    Ocean Wind Jammer, Willamette River, Portland - 1908

    This is the Emanuele Accame, a steel vessel built in 1891 by the Continental Lead & Iron Company in Perusola, Italy. Learn More
  26. Oregon City Basin with Shoofly and Alice

    Oregon City Basin with Shoofly and Alice - c. 1873

    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 of the opening of the Willamette Falls Locks in 1873. Learn More
  27. Pacific Pier at Moore Hotel, Seaside - Bartels

    Pacific Pier at Moore Hotel, Seaside - c. 1907

    The Pacific Pier, built out from the Moore Hotel north of the turnaround at Seaside, only lasted from 1904 through 1914. Learn More
  28. Panorama of Hawley Pulp and Paper Mills - Harold M. Brown

    Panorama of Hawley Pulp and Paper Mills - c. 1925

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    This very clear panorama of the Oregon City mills at Willamette Falls lends itself to larger prints; you'll notice that we offer it in sizes up to ten feet wide. Learn More
  29. Portland Harbor - Buchtel

    Portland Harbor - c. 1876

    This stereoview of Portland's harbor was originally printed between 1875 and 1878. Learn More
  30. Portland Harbor, Looking Upstream - Partridge

    Portland Harbor, Looking Upstream - c. 1887

    Portland Harbor, looking upstream from the east side. Learn More
  31. Portland Skyline from the Willamette River - Eddy

    Portland Skyline from the Willamette River - 1929

    In this view looking north toward downtown, it's clear this section of the Willamette was very much a working river. The 1910 Hawthorne Bridge dominates the scene. Learn More
  32. Portland Waterfront, Looking Northwest

    Portland Waterfront, Looking Northwest - c. 1895

    While we can't quite read the names of the ships in this photo, we can certainly see the names of many of the buildings on the west shore of the Willamette River. Learn More
  33. Portland Waterfront, Near Morrison Bridge

    Portland Waterfront, Near Morrison Bridge - c. 1915

    This detailed view of the west side of the Willamette gives us an excellent idea of how the downtown Portland waterfront felt in the early 20th century. Learn More
  34. Railroad Depot and Docks at Tacoma

    Railroad Depot and Docks at Tacoma - c. 1885

    The sidewheeler "Alaska" waits at the Northern Pacific Railroad docks in Tacoma, Washington. Learn More
  35. Sidewheeler Olympian in Portland Harbor - Indahl

    Sidewheeler "Olympian" in Portland Harbor - c. 1905

    The luxury steamship "Olympian" and her near-sistership "Alaskan" were known as "Henry Villard's White Elephants". Based on designs successful in Chesapeake Bay, they were never profitable in the Northwest. Learn More
  36. Steamer Ocean Wave in Portland Harbor - Arthur B. McAlpin

    Sidewheeler Steamer Ocean Wave in Portland Harbor - c. 1895

    The sidewheeler Ocean Wave was designed by Joseph Kamm in built in Portland. Learn More
  37. Sinking of the Salem at 4th St. Dock, Oregon City

    Sinking of the Salem at 4th St. Dock, Oregon City - 1892

    This crisp photo shows the docks, a sternwheeler, paper mills on the west side of the river, and the results of an early mishap caused by venturing too close to Willamette Falls. Learn More
  38. Small Steamboats Docked in Portland Harbor

    Small Steamboats Docked in Portland Harbor - c. 1905

    A group of small sternwheelers hugs the shore along the west bank of the Willamette River in Portland. Learn More
  39. Steam Tug and Tall Ships in Portland Harbor

    Steam Tug and Tall Ships in Portland Harbor - c. 1900

    The combination of steam tug and sailing vessels in this softly-photographed scene is not coincidence; steam tugboats often assisted the larger sailing ships to and from the docks in the Portland harbor. Learn More
  40. Steamboat Georgiana Passing the Original Burnside Bridge

    Steamboat Georgiana Passing the Original Burnside Bridge - c. 1915

    The Georgiana was a propeller-driven steamboat that operated on the Willamette and Columbia Rivers from 1914 to 1940. She was named after Georgiana Pittock, wife of Henry L. Pittock. Learn More
  41. Steamer Altona at 8th Street Dock, Oregon City

    Steamer Altona at 8th Street Dock, Oregon City - 1888

    This image gives us a good side view of the Altona, the 8th Street Dock, and the Clackamas County Courthouse in the background. Learn More
  42. Steamer Multnomah, First Trip to Oregon City

    Steamer Multnomah, First Trip to Oregon City - 1885

    The sternwheeler Multnomah was the first boat built by the newly incorporated Willamette Steamboat Company in 1885. Learn More
  43. Steamship Alliance, at the Marshfield Docks - Stauff

    Steamship Alliance, at the Marshfield Docks - 1890s

    The ocean-going steamer Alliance pulls away from the docks in Marshfield, behind the much smaller Blanco, used for travel within the Coos Bay area. Learn More
  44. Sternwheeler Modoc at Wilsonville near New Railroad Trestle

    Sternwheeler Modoc at Wilsonville near New Railroad Trestle - 1907

    This detailed photo shows the Oregon Railroad & Navigation river steamer Modoc taking on some lumber as it heads downstream on the Willamette River at Wilsonville. Learn More
  45. Sternwheelers Latona and Altona at 8th St. Dock, Oregon City - Eddy

    Sternwheelers Altona and Latona at 8th St. Dock, Oregon City - c. 1895

    The sternwheeler steamboat Altona was built in 1890 and operated on the Willamette River until 1907, when it was transferred to Alaska. Seen here at Oregon City, below the old courthouse. Learn More
  46. Tall Ships Visit the Portland Harbor - Meiser

    Tall Ships Visit the Portland Harbor - c. 1900

    This highly detailed view of an industrial section of the Portland harbor illustrates the importance of sailing ships, even in 1900. It's also a stunning photo. Learn More
  47. The Docks at Skamokawa, Looking North

    The Docks at Skamokawa, Looking North - c. 1910

    Skamokawa, a historic shipping town on the north bank of the lower Columbia, was built on a network of sloughs and inlets feeding into the main river itself. Learn More
  48. The Docks at Skamokawa, Looking South

    The Docks at Skamokawa, Looking South - c. 1911

    Skamokawa, a historic steamboat landing site on the lower Columbia River, got its name from an Indian term meaning "smoke on the water", due to the common presence of fog that followed its intersecting waterways. Learn More
  49. The German Ship Tarpenbek in Portland's Harbor - Indahl

    The German Ship Tarpenbek in Portland's Harbor - c. 1905

    The Tarpenbek was a three-masted steel ship built in 1892 by Pickersgill and Sons of Sunderland, England, and originally named the "Naworth Castle". It was sold in 1899 to the German company Knohr and Buchard, and renamed the "Tarpenbek" at that time. Learn More
  50. The Shaver Fleet of Steamboats, Portland Harbor

    The Shaver Fleet of Steamboats, Portland Harbor - c. 1900

    Five sternwheelers from the Shaver fleet sit side by side for a group portrait - the Wauna, No Wonder, M. F. Henderson, Sarah Dixon, and the Shaver. Learn More

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