Tall Ships Visit the Portland Harbor - c. 1900


Tall Ships Visit the Portland Harbor - Meiser

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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. Though only one steamship rests between many with sails, by this time the tonnage carried by the two types of ships in the United States was about equal. Sailing ships were able to hang on due to their comparatively low overhead, and even gained on their steam-powered counterparts during recessionary years. But the time of their masts dominating northwest harbors was coming to an end. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0284
Photographer Jesse A. Meiser
Location Portland, Multnomah County
Subject No
Decade 1900s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Glass Negative
Size of Original 6.2 x 8.2 inches
Photographer's Number Number 223