This seems to be a relatively early picture of a ship passing through the Cascade Locks. I don't recognize the ship, but it's relatively small and the covered wagons on the bow hint at a pre-automobile age.
Category: [Cascade Locks]
Ellen on 3rd April 2019 @ 8:15am
Covered wagons... wow.
Kyle on 3rd April 2019 @ 8:32am
There is another photo in here somewhere with covered wagons on a boat, but, I think that boat was smaller than this one.
L. E. on 3rd April 2019 @ 10:15am
Yes, L.E., that was the steamer Dalles City in #1084. I think this ship is smaller than the Dalles City, but it's hard to tell from this angle.
Arthur on 3rd April 2019 @ 10:38am
One of the military engineers who oversaw the building of the Locks for a time was Willard Young, who was one of Brigham Young's children. He kept a diary that included his time at the Locks. It has been digitized and can be found here: https://catalog.lds.org/record/de738a70-7fad-4276-8e71-e06120cc5582/comp/6cdf499c-0eea-4670-8add-d1a10d9eca77?view=browse
Melody Shellman on 3rd April 2019 @ 3:47pm
Thanks for that link, Melody. Just for grins I checked to see if he met Carleton Watkins in December 1883, when he photographed the locks (see #689). Diary entry: "Watched photographer take pictures of steamer." He also mentions Watkins coming to the office looking for information the previous day.
Arthur on 3rd April 2019 @ 6:53pm
^ Haaa ha ha that's great!
Kyle on 4th April 2019 @ 12:27pm