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Ferry Boat Carrying Train

Description: On the ferry boat crossing the Columbia River [The ferry on the Columbia River was the steel Kalama (later renamed Tacoma). According to Wikipedia, it "transported trains between Kalama, Washington and Goble, Oregon. This train ferry was shipped in more than 50,000 parts around Cape Horn and assembled in Portland. This Northern Pacific Railroad ferry was 338 feet (103 m) long and 42 feet (13 m) wide and continued in use from 1883 until around 1910 when a railroad bridge across the river was built." (Corning, Howard M. Dictionary of Oregon History, Binfords & Mort Publishing, 1956.) The N.P.R. logo can be seen on the engine in the photograph.]
Created By: Brooks, Earl, 1883-1968
Collection: Hamilton County History
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Subjects: Railroads
Columbia River

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