Oregon Steam Navigation Facility (1867)

Oregon Steam Navigation Facility in 1867
A train passes by the Oregon Steam Navigation Company facility at Lower Cascades west of present-day Cascade Locks. The photograph was taken by Carleton Watkins in 1867. Incorporated in 1860, the company bought the Oregon Portage Railroad running between Bonneville and Cascade in 1862 and soon purchased most of the steamboats operating on the Columbia River. In a sign of the times, it was acquired by the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company in 1879. (Oregon State Archives, Scenic Image No. PICT11)

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