PORTLAND'S MARITIME HISTORY (IMAGES OF AMERICA)
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.
Rebecca Harrison will share all of her maritime and other books at the
Molalla Public Library, on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 10:30-12:30. The Molalla Public Library is located at 201 E 5th St., Molalla, Oregon, 97038, 503-829-2593.
Please view all of Rebecca Harrison's books at: Books by Becky
To reach Rebecca and Daniel, please email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org