This is an nice example of the "real photo postcard," a postcard sized photographic print on a stiff card stock. Real photo postcards can be one-offs or small runs. I suspect this was a very small run. It's not the most attractive view, but it's great to see the Hood River marina right after the Bonneville pool was established. You can see all those nice cottonwood trees from previous river delta pictures have been cut down to avoid navigation hazards now that the pool will flood above this level.
The road we see is the same one we saw in this WWII image. I think it is roughly an extension of Second Street. When a new boat basin was built in 1961, it housed a marina in roughly the same location. The marina was later moved to the east, and the Nichols Boatworks operated in the basin.
The sign on the boathouse is a bit fuzzy, but the basic message is clear: Don't mess with the boats or you will be prosecuted. I can only read the name of one motorboat: Joan C. or G.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
If you want to know the outcome of the murder trial mentioned Monday, I've added it to the comment section for that post:
Arthur on 10th January 2013 @ 8:03am
Note that there are only a couple of houses on the bluffs across the river. Does a close examination with a magnifying glass reveal any more?
db on 10th January 2013 @ 8:24am
So the 76 station will be on our left, and this road has become the outer eastern edge of the waterfront infill?
AndrewB on 10th January 2013 @ 10:41am
Andrew, I'm not 100% sure but I think you're right. I'll be posting several more views in a few weeks which should clarify a bit.
Arthur on 10th January 2013 @ 11:30am
I wondered if this was the same road as #49. I like this photo a lot better.
I think the River Delta 1942 photo is depressing.
Looks like there is still a cottonwood off to the left still making some nice shade.
It must have taken HR residents a while to get used to this view after the trees were cut down and the dam water backed up.
What a difference.
l.e. on 10th January 2013 @ 7:49pm
This berm was known as the "mole" which covered the main city sewage discharge pipe directly into the Columbia River without any treatment. When you flushed your toilet you could follow it straight to the river.
This wasn't all bad. The carp loved this area and it was fun to shoot them with bow & arrow and Mother said "don't bring them home"
Bill P. on 14th January 2013 @ 9:10pm