We continue postcard week with this nice advertising card from the Dalles, Portland and Astoria Navigation Company. This card is postmarked July 22, 1916, from Portland Oregon to Mr. F. M. Jackson of Hood River.
Effective July 19, 1916: Two boats between Portland and The Dalles "STATE OF WASHINGTON" from Portland every night except Sun. at 11PM arv. The Dalles 11AM lv noon Arv. Portland 8PM. "BAILEY GATZERT" from Portland every day except Fri. and Sun. at 7AM arv. The Dalles 4PM lv. 5PM arv. Portland 11PM Alder St. Dock Portland.
Category: [Cascade Locks]
When did Dalles City change to The Dalles?
Dan on 8th July 2014 @ 7:02am
Great view of the locks. There is another boat up ahead of Dalles City.
I am surprised at the night hours of travel.
The Yacolt Burn would have gone through the hills on Washington side of the river a few years previous.
l.e. on 8th July 2014 @ 7:12am
Their speed surprises me. Does anyone know the RPM's those paddlewheels were capable of?
Buzz on 8th July 2014 @ 7:36am
For the STATE OF WASHINGTON
-12 hours upstream
-8 hours downstream
-9 hours upstream
-6 hours downstream
Wonder if the difference is all in the speed of the boat or if one had more stops?
Where would they have docked in Portland?
longshot on 8th July 2014 @ 8:59am
Says they docked at the dock on Alder Street..........
charlott on 8th July 2014 @ 2:31pm
Just noticed how close the slats are together on this paddlewheeler as opposed to paddlewheelers that I have seen today. I am no engineer, but with steam power it seems to make sense that their propulsion capabilities, and therefore speed, would be greater than I had imagined.
Buzz on 8th July 2014 @ 3:30pm
Thanks Charlott I had missed that.
longshot on 8th July 2014 @ 6:15pm