This sternwheeler is approaching the locks at Cascade Locks at low water in May, 1914. There's a nice fish wheel to the right, and you can see both Stevenson and Cascade Locks in the distance. I believe this is the narrow spot in the river where the Bridge of the Gods crosses now.
Category: [Cascade Locks]
I found this map the other day. Gives some perspective.
L.E. on 14th September 2020 @ 8:15am
This is what it looks like when the boat gets up to that least point of land on the Washington side.
L.E. on 14th September 2020 @ 9:02am
I am left wondering why there would have been a "low water" condition in May. This should have been a time of high water, with runoff, unless the previous winter had been unusually dry.
kmb on 14th September 2020 @ 9:56am
kmb, it could also have been a cold year. Early May runoff can go either way depending on temperatures upriver.
ArthurB on 14th September 2020 @ 4:58pm
LE's photo makes me wonder when this steel decking was put on the bridge, could I remember rattling boards earlier? Date please.
Kenn on 16th September 2020 @ 11:20am