This is another image which would be meaningless without its caption:
This is the quarter boat to house Navy surveyors at Bonneville Dam site. Bob White was Chief Engineer. We spent the first $7000 that was spent at first. John E. Lang.
Gives a good overall image of various kinds of boats.
It looks like to me that that is the Oregon state flag flying on the house boat.
Anyone have a clue as to what those pyramid things on the boat?
charlott on 17th September 2014 @ 7:07am
The pyramids are interesting. I wonder if they might be used for markers for the survey crew. On land or water.
Buzz on 17th September 2014 @ 8:15am
Lots to look at.
I wonder where the photographer is standing.
I agree Charlott, looks like an Oregon State flag, but what is flying on the larger boat?
Since the river has been totally rearranged in this area, we will probably never see this scene again.
l.e. on 17th September 2014 @ 9:30am
Ships' names are the Leonard C. and Hyak. I can't see any better detail on the flags. The pyramids seem to be constructed of wood slats of different colors. I wonder if they are hazard markers for marine navigation.
Arthur on 17th September 2014 @ 10:49am
would think the U.S. Navy would be flying some sort of naval flag.....maybe the "commander's" flag or what ever branch of the Navy the surveyors were in? "who will ever use all that electricity", a related quote from my father from the day...
Arlen Sheldrake on 17th September 2014 @ 12:29pm
The American flag is flying on the front of the house boat and the Oregon flag is flying on the back portion.
Someone enlighten me here. I have always thought that Bonneville was under the Corp of Engineers. Isn't Corp of Engineers Army? Navy surveyors there because it was on the water????? Maybe surveyed by the Navy prior to the Corp of Engineers coming in?
Those pyramids are still in question as to what their purpose was. Wonder what was in the barrels, "fire water"?
Charlott on 18th September 2014 @ 7:11am