That's a fine looking ferry or excursion ship nudged up against the shore in the Hood River delta, just north of the train station. I believe Commodore Dean himself is standing on the bow. Note the dense cottonwood forest which grew at the waterfront in those days.
This image is part of "Lot 1 Week" at HHR, where we're looking at images which can be discussed as part of the Port's Lot 1 planning process.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Ohhhh, there are my cottonwoods. I wonder if some of those trees might be Ash. It was not uncommon for pockets of them to grow on the river bottom ground amongst the cottonwood.
It looks like Mr. Dean might be taking some dignitaries somewhere.
l.e. on 13th August 2013 @ 7:49am
I noticed something. The road going up the hill side in Washington. It looks a lot like Dock Road, but it is going the wrong way up....
charlott on 13th August 2013 @ 10:39am
Good catch charlott. Looking at the high-res it looks like a log flume to me. Pretty sure this is east of the White Salmon across from the mouth of the Hood River, as that is the exact view from my house. Anyone know about a log flume on that hillside?
Arthur on 13th August 2013 @ 11:08am
There was a road that went up that direction. You can still see parts of it when there is snow on the ground.
l.e. on 13th August 2013 @ 11:26am
Twas the road that went up to the Eeyrie/Pucker Huddle. You can still see its grade today fairly clearly, if you are looking for it.
Scott Cook on 13th August 2013 @ 11:47am
Hope to be able to hear you speak tonight at the library at 6:30 Scott.
l.e. on 13th August 2013 @ 12:29pm
It'd ne nice to meet you LE!
Scott Cook on 13th August 2013 @ 3:01pm