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Franz Neumeier 06-04-2016 07:18 AM

Upcoming cruises 2016 of the STR PORTLAND
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I'd just want to share some information about the upcoming cruises of the Str. PORTLAND I've just received:

dates: June 18, July 16, August 20, October 15

these are 4 hour round trip on the Willamette River, embark mid morning; return by early afternoon, Lunch included

The Str. PORTLAND is steaming from downtown Portland to Kelley Point Park and back

$75.00/ Adult $35.00/Child (10-17)

reservations recommended via [URL=""][/URL]

Bob Reynolds 06-05-2016 12:56 PM

I wish I could go. That's actually not a bad deal, but I'm on the other side of the country.

R. Dale Flick 06-05-2016 04:30 PM

*Str. PORTLAND/Built 1947*
Steamboating colleagues:
I agree with Capt. Bob Reynolds "not a bad deal...other side of the country." Great for the steamboat minded people out there and for those here possibly touring on summer vacations.

There is also a discussion on RE: last steam sternwheel built. Names were tossed with apparently the JASON being the one. Yet, digging in the history of the PORTLAND reveals she's something of a come latley gal being under construction, finished in late 1947. May be a long time ago for some but for others that was just like yesterday. True packet steamboating ['California Transportation Co.' etc.] operated a number of years [Not many] longer than the older, wheezing boats left here with the exception of then newer CINCINNATI and CAPE GIRARDEAU. Economic factors out west different but within no time the highway and bridge systems cut deeply as did trucks for freight and 'truck farming.'

I'll have to dig in my records but 'think' the PORTLAND did receive a J. Mack Gamble award via their request to S&D of Pioneer Rivermen for paint when they were getting again up and running. I wish the PORTLAND well.

R. Dale Flick
Old Coal Haven Landing, Ohio River, Cincinnati

Frank X. Prudent 06-06-2016 12:29 PM

They did, and no where could I find any acknowledgement of such while I was aboard last year.

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