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Old 11-29-2016, 10:15 PM
Carl Jones Carl Jones is offline
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I took a look at my two California books found no boat named Columbia. I then switched to the Columbia River. Randall V Mills in His "Stern-Wheelers up Columbia" lists three boats named Columbia the first was built at Astoria and launched July 3, 1850 she worked mainly between Astoria and Oregon City with an occasional run to the cascades. She was a side wheeler. The next Columbia was built in 1891 and worked on the upper Columbia. She wrecked in 1893 was salvaged and was registered in Canada as the Alberta. The third Columbia was built in 1905 and burned july 8, 1915 at Wenatchee along with three other boats. This marked the end of the Columbia and Okanogan steamboat Company. Lytle lists 19 Columbias none built on the west coast. Nearly all the steamboats built west of the Rocky Mountains had only one stack.
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