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A society formed in 2009 for the purpose of collecting, preserving, celebrating, and disseminating the maritime history of the San Juan Islands and northern Puget Sound area. Check this log for tales from out-of-print publications as well as from members and friends. There are circa 500, often long entries, on a broad range of maritime topics; there are search aids at the bottom of the log. Please ask for permission to use any photo posted on this site. Thank you.

13 December 2016

❖ BIG TOW FLEET on the WILLIAMETTE ❖ 1953

23 January 1953
Eleven tugboats totaling 2,530 HP, were required to tow
this 500,000-bd feet raft of peeler logs from Shaver's boom,
 near Swan Island, to Multnomah Plywood Corporation's plant 
above the Hawthorne bridge. Eight hours were required by
the big tow fleet to move the raft about three miles against the 
strong flood current of the Williamette River.
Unknown photographer. 
Photograph of an over-size original photo from S.P.H.S.©

(We'll work on getting a scan on this beautiful image.)

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