27th Jun 2017
USS LST-263 under way, October 19 1943, location unknown - Photo by David Kerr, US National Archives photo # 80-G-411655

USS Benton County (LST-263) (1943-1958)

USS Benton County (LST-263) was one of several Landing ships built during WWII, named after locations in the Pacific Northwest. Like the rest of the LST, it wasn’t directly named...

27th Jun 2017
USS Casco

CSS Oregon – 1846-1861

CSS Oregon 1846-1861 The CSS Oregon was a wooden side paddle wheel steamer built in New York City in 1846 for the Mobile Mail Line. She had a twin named...

22nd Jun 2017
USS Chinook (SP-644) – 1917-1918

USS Chinook (SP-644) – 1917-1918

USS Chinook I (SP-644) 1917-1918 I have not been able to find any pictures of this boat. If you happen to have one, please let me know below. The USS...

22nd Jun 2017
USS Casco

USS Klamath – 1865-1874

USS Klamath 1865-1874 The USS Klamath was One of twenty Casco Class Monitors (iron-clad). It was a single turreted monitor launched on April 20th, 1865 in Cincinnati, OH. The ship...

22nd Jun 2017
Ship Thomas Perkins

Oregon (Thomas H. Perkins) – 1841-1845

Oregon 1841-1845 The Oregon has one of the most frustratingly tantalizing and obscure history of all the ships here. It’s pre and post life in the US Navy is almost...

25th Jun 2016
Henry and Anna Anderegg

Kronenberg Oregon and the Meadowland Dairy

Name: Kronenberg Class: H2 GPS: 45.493315, -122.494300 or 16430 SE Powell Blvd, Portland Oregon Directions: From downtown Portland, take Highway 26 East towards Gresham. The “town” as it were was...

07th Mar 2016
Hoskins Covered Bridge

Hoskins Covered Bridge

The first Hoskins Covered Bridge was built in 1900 to cross the Luckiamute River in Benton County. It was located in what was then the town of Hoskins. That bridge...

06th Dec 2015
View of the Fort

Fort Hoskins, Oregon

Fort Hoskins was one of three forts built in the Oregon territory to protect white settlers from coastal indians on the Siletz Reservation and to protect those same indians from...

10th Feb 2015

Peter Iredale at Fort Stevens

Peter Iredale at Fort Stevens At the Oregon Coast. A sunny day. Behold, what do we see. The poor remains of the gallant Peter Iredale. A better, closer look. You...

10th Feb 2015

Scavenger Hunt for Seattle, Washington

Are you bringing visitors from out of town who are looking to explore Seattle? Do you have a weekend looking for something to fill it up and have hit all...

01st Dec 2014
Office Covered Bridge

Office Covered Bridge (Westfir)

The Office Covered Bridge is probably one of the most unique covered bridges around due to it’s attached walkway. It’s also Oregon’s longest covered bridge at 180 feet. The bridge...

01st Dec 2014
Collier Logging Museum

Collier Logging Museum at Collier Memorial State Park

I have probably passed the Collier Logging Museum at Collier Memorial State Park well over a hundred times in my life without ever stopping there. It was during a trip...

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