The Docks at Skamokawa, Looking South - c. 1911


The Docks at Skamokawa, Looking South

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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. This view looks towards the Columbia, though the river proper is out of sight to the upper right, beyond the slough heading into the distance. The town reached its peak at about the time this photo was taken, with over 500 inhabitants. At that time, several steamboats stopped each day on their way between Portland and Astoria. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0468
Photographer Unknown
Location Columbia River, Washington State
Subject Town Views
Decade 1910s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Postcard
Size of Original 2.3 x 4.0 inches
Photographer's Number No