We've seen this area in different eras and different river levels. This is the ship landing just north of the train depot, in the delta of the Hood River. When water levels cooperated, it was a convenient transportation hub. This is probably the first decade of the twentieth century.
The barge is labelled "Hood River Regulator Line Dock" on one side and "D.P. & A.N. Co." on the other. The sail on the ferry has this advertisment:"Go to the Paris Fair for your Dry Goods, Clothing, ????. We are never undersold."
The cargo looks very much like fruit crates, but the way they are stacked I suspect they are empty. Perhaps they were manufactured at the Davidson Fruit Company Box Factory are headed across the river for harvest.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Any idea how the barge was moved?
Looking closer, I'm not sure there are any plans for the barge to be moved. It looks like everything is being loaded onto the ferry.
Two little boys bored with the waiting and wandering down to throw rocks in the water?
You can see a road across the river, but I can't tell if that is the one that goes up to Pucker Huddle.
Do we know who started Paris Fair and why there were sails promoting the store?
l.e. on 10th January 2014 @ 7:41am
That same barge is in many pictures from the era, so I don't think it moved much. It has a stove pipe, so maybe it's the business office or the ferryman's residence.
Arthur on 10th January 2014 @ 8:29am
Wonder if the barge was just used for temporary storage. Bring you stuff down, load it on the barge and then when the ferry has space available it is transported to the other side of the river for you.
The barge could be moved as the water came up and went down so could be kept at the rivers edge, one side to shore and one side where the ferry could dock against it. Wonder how often it got stranded as the water dropped?
Longshot2 on 10th January 2014 @ 8:38am
That ferry would have needed all the power it could get. Spring run off would be a strong current and the river would be wider.
l.e. on 10th January 2014 @ 11:03am
This is the dock facility for the Regulator, as shown in the Hood River Glacier, October 13, 1904
Jeffrey Bryant on 17th August 2014 @ 2:00pm
Good catch Jeffrey. I found that article a few days ago and added it to my list of aids for dating images. We now know any image with the Regulator dock is 1904 or later.
Arthur on 17th August 2014 @ 2:56pm
Cool....That building makes sense now doesn't it?
I am surprised it had capacity for three or four cars of freight.
l.e. on 18th August 2014 @ 3:17pm