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Portland's Lost Waterfront

Tall Ships, Steam Mills, and Sailor's Boardinghouses
Blalock, Barney (Book - 2012 )
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Portland's Lost Waterfront


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Today, Portland, Oregon, is a city of majestic bridges crisscrossing the deep swath of the Willamette River. A century ago, riverboat pilots would have witnessed a flurry of stevedores and longshoremen hurrying along the wharves. Situated as the terminus of sea lanes and railroads, with easy access to the wheat fields, sawmills and dairies of the Willamette Valley, Portland quickly became a rich and powerful seaport. As the city changed, so too did the role of the sailor—once bartered by shanghai masters, later elevated to well-paid and respected mariner. Drawing on primary source material, previously unpublished photographs and thirty-three years of waterfront work, local author Barney Blalock recalls the city’s vanished waterfront in these tales of sea dogs, salty days and the river’s tides.
Authors: Blalock, Barney
Title: Portland's lost waterfront
tall ships, steam mills, and sailor's boardinghouses
Publisher: Charleston, SC :, History Press,, c2012
Characteristics: 185 p. :,ill., maps ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Barney Blalock
Contents: The village at the ends of the earth
Two sisters
The jolly sons of Neptune come to Portland
The sailor's boardinghouse masters
The ferries and bridges of early days
The great grain fleet
West Side wharves and Whitechapel
The boneyard and Scowtown
Warships on the Willamette
Typhoid River and Bull Run
Willamette River shipbuilding ways
Workers on the waterfront
Appendix I. Map of the waterfront 1900
Appendix II. Willamette River Light Station
ISBN: 9781609495954
1609495950
Branch Call Number: 979.549 B637p 2012
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