I believe this is the railroad siding by the Jaymar mill, where lumber could be loaded onto waiting railcars. You can see the lift span to the interstate bridge in the distance. Next time you visit "The Hook" you'll have a better appreciation for the remaining piers in the river.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
My great uncle, Bob Vaughan, ran a dredge at the Jaymar site, as well as by the Interstate bridge.
Jeffrey W Bryant on 19th March 2021 @ 9:04am
Confusing picture at least for me.
nels on 19th March 2021 @ 10:39am
Is that Wells Is. or is it to the left out of frame?
Will on 19th March 2021 @ 10:43am
I think that Wells Island is out of frame to the left. That looks like the cone shaped island that remains in the basin inside the Hook.
basaltgrouse on 19th March 2021 @ 11:11am
basaltgrouse is correct. Go to the very tip of the Hook, and look south. You'll see plenty of signs of this operation between the end of the Hook and the RR tracks.
ArthurB on 19th March 2021 @ 11:35am
Cascade Locks chronicle and the Bonneville Dam chronicle. (Cascade Locks, Or.) 1939-1939, April 21, 1939, Page PAGE FIVE, Image 5 FRIDAY. APRIL 21. 1939
THE CASCADE LOCKS CHRONICLE
Announcement was made this
week by Nels Nelson of the Jaymar
Lumber Company that the con-
struction of the new lumber mill
west of Hood River, between the
Columbia River and the Union
Pacific tracks, will near completion
in three weeks. A crew of 12 men
have been at work on the new
Arthur, good job with the "Jaymar" tags as they provide a good set perspectives on the location of the mill.
LMH on 19th March 2021 @ 12:22pm