Shows a good view of the fish wheel and the access to it. There is a good book that deals with the fishwheels and canneries along the Columbia, of which there were more than one could imagine.
charlott on 15th September 2014 @ 7:02am
Is this a Carleton Watkins?
spinsur on 15th September 2014 @ 7:12am
I wonder what the level of the water is right now at the same site.
And, I wonder if any of those pilings remain.
As much as we think the previous generations were prudish, they weren't prudish about what they called that rock.
l.e. on 15th September 2014 @ 9:42am
No pilings remain. The approximate 20' X 20' concrete foundation slab under the east end was at the descent into the water and is now back about 20' with about 12" of dirt on it. This indicates to me the building was pushed over west and buried. I have partially cleared the foundation slab and keep a path open to it and the cannery road from highway 30 at Womens Forum.
Kenn on 15th September 2014 @ 12:26pm
Kenn....I will have to check that out the next time I go by, but isn't that a really long walk?
I pulled out my Terry Toedtemeier book, "Wild Beauty".
Front cover, 1914, shows the cannery. I think the pilings for the fish wheel are there, just hard to see.
No cannery or fish wheel in 1867. Just a lot of cut off trees and drift wood. But there is a boat slip in the sand.
1890 photo, still no cannery. Lily White Photo 1903-1905 the fish wheel is in place.
l.e. on 15th September 2014 @ 2:58pm
Foundation is about 200' south of the I-84 fence at a RR access gate. State park property extends from the river to Women's Forum but it is a long walk down from the upper gate. Notice on various photos that a tram trestle was used from the river to the cannery after the inlet silted in.
Kenn on 15th September 2014 @ 5:14pm