Upper Cape Horn, Near Celilo - 1867


Upper Cape Horn, Near Celilo - 1867

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A great view by Watkins of the upper portage railroad on the Oregon side of the Columbia River, and the bluffs of Upper Cape Horn. From its opening in 1863 until the full railway line from Portland east was completed in 1882, this 14-mile-long railroad carried freight on a section of the Columbia River not passable by steamboats.

Note that the name of Upper Cape Horn given at that time is no longer regularly used, and this rock formation is not the same as the current Cape Horn downstream on the Washington side.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0152
Photographer Carleton Watkins
Location Columbia Gorge, Wasco County
Subject Rivers and Streams, Trains, Railroads, Streetcars
Decade 1860s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Stereoview Panel
Size of Original 3.0 x 3.3 inches
Photographer's Number Number 1329