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Portland's Maritime History

Harrison, Rebecca (Book - 2014)
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"Portland is not only the site of numerous marine terminals along the Willamette and Columbia Rivers but also home to much of our American maritime history. Portland shipbuilding started in 1840 with construction of the schooner Star of Oregon. Over 100 years later, three Portland shipyards would build 621 ships for the war effort. Both before and after World War II, several steel and iron companies used the harbors in Portland for their manufacturing. Aside from production, Portland ships over 13 million tons of cargo every year and is the biggest shipper of wheat in the United States. The city displays this maritime history along its beautiful rivers."--Provided by publisher.
Authors: Harrison, Rebecca, 1959-
Title: Portland's maritime history
Publisher: Charleston, South Carolina :, Arcadia Publishing,, [2014]
Characteristics: 127 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Rebecca Harrison and Daniel Cowan
Contents: The steamers
Commercial shipping
The liberty and victory ships of World War II
Sunken ships in Portland
The Fred Devine Diving and Salvage Company
Early recreational boating and fishing
Summary: "Portland is not only the site of numerous marine terminals along the Willamette and Columbia Rivers but also home to much of our American maritime history. Portland shipbuilding started in 1840 with construction of the schooner Star of Oregon. Over 100 years later, three Portland shipyards would build 621 ships for the war effort. Both before and after World War II, several steel and iron companies used the harbors in Portland for their manufacturing. Aside from production, Portland ships over 13 million tons of cargo every year and is the biggest shipper of wheat in the United States. The city displays this maritime history along its beautiful rivers."--Provided by publisher.
Additional Contributors: Cowan, Daniel
ISBN: 9781467130844
1467130842
Branch Call Number: 979.549 H3217p 2014
Copyright Date: ©2014
Subject Headings: Shipping Oregon Portland Pictorial works Shipping Oregon Portland History
Topical Term: Shipping
Shipping
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Portland is not only the site of numerous marine terminals along the Willamette and Columbia Rivers but also home to much of our American maritime history. The city displays this maritime history along its beautiful rivers.


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