We've seen several views of the steamship Regulator's dock near the train depot in Hood River, but this closeup gives us a good view of the cargo. It looks like there are boxes of fruit, sacks of other produce, hay, barrels of cider or vinegar, and even a bathtub.
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These small boxes could possibly be strawberries. I am inclined to think that apples and pears would have been in big boxes.
Bath tub or coffin?
Trying to figure out what the big wheeled thing is? Some sort of piece of farm equipment I would think.
Good photo of various modes of dress, from suits, fine dresses, to even the fellow is the "bibs", back there on the dock.
But..............where is the boy and the dog....
Charlott on 11th September 2015 @ 7:06am
Lots and lots of things to see.
L.E. on 11th September 2015 @ 10:04am
Maybe the wheels are part of a very simple chaise?
Longshot on 11th September 2015 @ 11:34am
Can anyone explain what those diagonal beams are that all sternwheelers seem to have on the sides.
AndyB on 11th September 2015 @ 11:52am
I think the diagonal beams were basically bumpers. When you see a bunch of these ships tied up together or tied up at random docks you never know where they would contact.
Arthur on 11th September 2015 @ 12:01pm
The timbers are bumpers or fenders to protect the sides of the ship against a dock. The lower end is thrown over for docking and swing up onto the deck for travel rather than dragging in the water. Why they are not down in this photo I know not.
Kenn on 11th September 2015 @ 12:48pm
Great and enjoyable photo as I type this on the S.S. Maria Teresa heading to Nuremberg......lovely Danube...river travel can only be beat by train travel
Arlen Sheldrake on 12th September 2015 @ 12:51am
If this photo had been taken today, all of those people would be looking down at their cell phone and that dock would be a lawsuit waiting to happen.
HHR photo #672 has a side view of this steamship showing how big and beautiful it was.
In July of 1898 the Regulator wrecked while trying to enter the Cascade Locks. The wind drove her into the rapids where she wrecked on the rocks. Passengers and cargo, including horses were landed safely on the Oregon shore and the boat was saved.
Photo here of the wreck.
L.E. on 13th September 2015 @ 10:36pm
Probably not a bad idea, having a drain in a coffin meant for use in a damp climate.
Barbara Parsons on 12th December 2020 @ 6:59pm