V8 N2 Summer 1980 Tillamook Rock Lighthouse

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REVIEW SUMMER 1980

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16TH & EXCHANGE STREET, ASTORIA, OREGON 97103

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TILLAMOOK ROCK LIGHTHOUSE Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, perhaps the best-known man-made landmark on the North Coast of Oregon, recently celebrated its 100th birthday. "Terrible Tilly, " as the lighthouse has been called, was built in 1880, and she served for 77 years as the southernmost beacon for ships approaching the Columbia River. Though situated only a mile off. shore, in full view of the coastal communities of Seaside and Cannon Beach, she was known as one of the most desolate light stations in the world. Her light has not shone since 1957, and she has been

sadly neglected. But even in retirement the lighthouse has continued to live up to her reputation for individuality. One group of owners planned to establish a gambling casino on the Rock. Another purchased it for use as a summer home (and spent only a few days there). One group even proposed dismantling the structure stone by stone and re-erecting it in California as a restaurant. The present owners have restored the lighthouse, and have converted it to use as a columbarium, or facility for permanent storage of cremated remains. More on the Lighthouse inside.


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FROM THE QUARTERDECK A good deal of our time and energy, this spring and early summer, was spent in preparation for the process of calling for bids on the major part of completion of the new facility. Plans and specifications for the work to be undertaken were distributed in mid June, and on July 15th, bids were opened. The results were dismaying: the aggregate low bid was $772,875 - $125,000 more than all uncommitted funds on hand. This meant that earlier completion estimates were incorrect by several hundred thousand dollars. Negotiations between low bidders and the Museum resulted in identification of areas within the contracts that could be eliminated or indefinitely postponed without doing damage to the quality and integrity of the project, reducing the cost by approximately $175,000. Contracts were signed in late July. Work is now well under way, and is expected to be completed in November. Included under the contracts recently signed are all exterior work except landscape planting, and all interior work exclusive of carpeting, library shelving, and incidental furnishings. These items will be contracted for separately. The major item remaining - and ultimately the most important aspect of the entire project-is fabrication and installation of exhibits. Approximately 25,000 square feet of floor space in the new building will be devoted to displays. The collections cannot simply be lined up in rows or stacked on shelves in that great space for visitors to wander among. Nor would it be appropriate (or even possible, in many instances) to move the existing exhibits as they are, old store display cases and all, into the new structure. Exhibit cases and display panels designed to take advantage of the build ing's special features, unique mountings for many artifacts, extensive graphics and labels, all will be essential in creating a truly new Columbia River Maritime Museum - a museum that not only displays to best advantage the finest maritime collection in the Pacific Northwest, but also interprets in the best possible way the significance of that collection for those who view it. The cost of this final- and vital -phase will be $250- to $300,000, most of which has yet to be secured. If we are to meet our schedule for opening the new Museum next summer, these funds must be raised soon. We need your help.

Dr. N.F. Marineau, a dentist from Beaverton, Oregon, was the Grand Prize winner in the Museum's 7th Annual Ship Model Competition, held on May 17th. The winning entry was a superbly detailed, 39-inch, scale model of the V.S.S. Reuben James, a flush deck, four-stack destroyer that became the first United States warship sunk by hostile action in World War II when she was torpedoed while on Atlantic convoy duty in October, 1941. Runner-up for the Grand Prize was Robert C. Lacalli, of Seattle, who entered his splendid five-foot model of the full rigged Downeaster, Emz"ly F. Whz"tney. Lacalli's model took top honors in the scratch-built category. No stranger to t~e Competition, he has won the Grand Prize in three previous years. Both the Reuben James and the Whz"tney remain at the Museum, the former as the gift of Dr. Marineau, and the latter on indefinite loan from Mr. Lacalli. Others whose models won first place in their respective categories were Mary Martin, Doug Boyle, and Peter Ferrero, all of Astoria, and Roy S. Thornley, Jr. and Richard E. Clark, of Portland. Awards also went to Dave Engen, Matt Ferrero, James Herr, Kenneth Manske, Don Martin, John Oriskovich, Capt. George Phebus, Rich Prouse, Mickey Smith, and Polly Young. Entries ranged from a fanciful model of a Sunfish-class sailboat to a radio-controlled miniature battleship. One of the most interesting vessels in the competition was f\storian Leonard Vernon's live-steam powered model of a sternwheeler. That model took second place in its class.

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* BINNACLE LIST In the old days it was the practice on board naval vessels to keep in the binnacle, where it would be handy to the officer of the watch, a list of those crew members who were excused from duty for medical reasons. While that practice is no longer followed, the term "binnacle list" continues to be used in today's Navy. We're sorry to report that Museum director and founder Rolf Klep has been on the list for much of the past few months. We wish him a speedy recovery and we look forward to his being "on deck" again soon.

On May 11th, 1792, Captain Robert Gray sailed his 83foot merchant ship, Columbia Redz"vz"va, over the bar and into the smooth water of the Columbia River. He had discovered the long-fabled Great River of the West. 188 years later, plus a few weeks, Capt. Gray's great, great, great, great, great grandson, who is also named Robert Gray, discovered the Columbia River for himself. The current Mr. Gray, a resident of Oakland, was on a motor tour of the Northwest when he stopped by the Museum in July. After a brief conversation about his famous antecedent, he stayed long enough for a good look at Frans Wuopio's model of the Columbz"a, then continued his journey up the coast-to Gray's Harbor, we believe.


REPORT OF A VISIT TO TILLAMOOK ROCK The following letter comes from the Museums R .R. Tinkham Collection. Astoria, April 4, 1937 Mr. Paul E. Hartmus, Regional Director Survey of Federal Archives Portland, Oregon Dear Sir: I hereby respectfully submit a supplementary report on the survey of Federal Archives at Tillamook Rock Light Station, made on April 2, 1937, by the undersigned, accompanied by David H . Ellis, photographer for the survey. This particular survey is probably unique in the annals of the Survey of Federal Archives and the National Archives because of the difficulties attendant after leaving the mainland until the destination was reached. The humor of the situation and the point at issue will be more obvious when one considers an archivist to be a studious and bookish person and of sedentary habits. After leaving Astoria, Oregon, on the U.S. Lighthouse Tender Manzanita, my intentions were to survey the records of this vessel with the assistance of Mr . Ellis. This intention I was soon compelled to forget because of my own personal physical discomfort . This distraction came about through mal de mer, or just plain seasickness. The vessel's archives were furthest from my thoughts and so were those on Tillamook Rock. Mr. Ellis experienced the same symptoms, but in a lesser degree. Captain Charles A.A. Modeer and the mates assured us that this was fine weather, although a heavy westerly swell was going and a south wind of near gale velocity blowing. Their assurance did not fool me; I know rough water when I see it and feel it; besides, it brought back memories of similar "smooth water" on the Atlantic coming back from the AEF in France. After a bleak trip and still bleaker outlook the Manzanita finally arrived at its destination , a quarter of a mile from the rock . At this position somebody wrapped me up in a life preserver, Mr. Ellis too, and hustled us into a life boat. Before we knew what had happened we were adrift in the Pacific Ocean between the good ship Manzanita and Tillamook Rock, wolfish waves licking at our life boat and jagged rocks beckoning our frail craft to destruction. However , under the skillful guidance of the second mate of the Manzanita and its gallant boat crew we managed to evade both evils; but more was in store for us. A few feet from the rock where billowing waves surge madly into foamy spray, a crate was lowered from the boom on the lighthouse onto the bow of the boat. Expert oarwork by the men and surprisingly skillful timing by the second mate kept both boat and crate together. This crate is about 3 feet square and 2 feet high, sides and bottom latticed to allow draining. Into this contraption Mr. Ellis and I were hustled by experienced hands who knew the timing to a nicety. While contemplating my present predicament with great misgivings, and daring a look at Ellis (whose countenance verified what I feared: the worst is yet to come), devilish waves reached up through the latticed floor trying to wet our feet. It was only a matter of seconds before we dangled over a hundred feet high between the sea and the sky. The good

keeper of Tillamook Light did as is the custom: let us dangle for what seemed an interminable time, evidently to enjoy the three elements of nature-land, sea and air-from a vantage point such as we had in that suspended crate. Being ignorant at the time of his good intentions, and apprehensive lest the cable break, besides being unable to enjoy and appreciate the spectacle from that position in the sky, I tried to convince our host above the roar of the ocean and the fury of the gale, biting cold and fusilade of rain, that of the elements we were beholding, we were most beholden to only one: land. Still the boom did not move landward; finally in desperation and in agony of fear I yelled uncomplimentary remarks about his ancestry . This had the desired effect, for immediately understanding dawned on his face as he nod ded affirmatively and swung the boom inland, lowering us carefully and gently on the concrete landing base. After climbing something like eighty steps we reached the feudalcastle-like shelter of the lighthouse. Warmed by a cheery fire and a steaming hot cup of coffee, we proceeded on our missions, Mr. Ellis to his and I to mine. When our work was finished, the keeper summoned the Manzanita by radio phone. She came up speedily from her position, about a mile to sea from the rock. I saw the launching of the life boat with great misgivings, for only I knew what great spiritual agony I suffered. Back in the crate, in the air, Ellis signalling higher. High in the air, Ellis focuses camera, standing up to take shot of lighthous~, mysdf crouching in the crate trying to keep it balanced, wishing Ellis would hurry up. Ellis makes shot, signals lower away. We go lower and swing out to sea; life boat tries to meet us as we are lowered, we make contact. I climb out and sprawl into life boat, crate unbalances and Ellis almost goes into water, crew steady crate, Ellis in boat with me. Trip to Manzanita through high choppy waves, we go to leeward of ship, waves dash us against ship, crew struggles to keep us from smashing, two of them try to connect with rope from davits, everything is a drunken crazy twisting and bouncing. Crew starts hauling, somebody places a rope in my hand, I start pulling like in the tug of war for dear old alma mater. The life boat is steady fore and aft but swings terribly from the ship to the ocean and back. We are even with the deck; the boat is made fast and lashed secure. Some men jump on deck, mate beckons to me to jump, I jump with brief case containing serials tightly clutched in my hand, I land on deck and stumble like a spavined horse. Into the cabin, seasick again. No survey of the Manzanita on return trip. Back in the Columbia River, smoother water. We land, thank the captain for a pleasant trip, say good bye to officers, wave to crew, go down to office for mail, then home. On the way home I muse, "This ought to be good for a medal of honor - or at least a National Archives medal." Anyway it was some trip. You can't be a sissy working on archives; it may be a rat-infested cellar, a musty attic, a lighthouse at sea, or a luxuriously appointed office. Archivists go where they send them . Very respectfully, A.J. Tittinger


TILLAMOOK ROCK LIGHT S1 An act of Congress, on 20 June, 1878, set aside $50,000 for the construction of a light station on Tillamook Rock. From the beginning the project proved to be an extremely dangerous undertaking. The rock itself drops straight into the ocean, with depths on all sides ranging from 96 to 240 feet. Even small craft could not (and still cannot) land safely on the 120-foot-high rock, due to sheer cliffs and the pounding ocean waves. Early landing parties were forced to leap from their boats onto the rock, when wave and current would combine to present an opportune moment. Such an effort took the life of John Trewaves, an engineer , who lost his footing and was dragged into the depths, never to be seen again . The Thomas Corwin, a U.S. Revenue Cutter, landed the first construction party on the rock in October, 1879. A sturdy rope was rigged between the vessel and the rock, to which was attached a breeches buoy. This became the standard method of transit. The summit of the rock had to be blasted away and a foundation of 50 square feet was chiseled out. Then tons of stone blocks were landed, and construction began in earnest. Finally on 21 January, 1881, Tillamook Rock Light Station was complete, having cost the government $123,493. For the first time, the light's 48,000candlepower beam reached out over 18 miles, warning mariners of the rugged coastline and serving as a reassuring sentinel for coastal residents. Located as it is in open water and exposed to the full fury of the Pacific, the light station has been the target of nature's devastation. During the early stages of construction, a derrick with a long boom was built for the transfer of versonnel and supplies. More than once, heavy seas have ripped out this apparatus, and tossed it uselessly into the water below. In fact, the cost of repairing storm damage to the station through the years would far ~xceed the original cost. Only a year after the first light keepers arrived, green water swept over the dome of the light 150 feet above normal water, causing tremendous damage. In 1890 an underwater cable was laid from the mainland to the rock to facilitate communications between the two. Wind-lashed seas severed the cable just a year later, the first of many times this was to happen. In an 1894 storm, lantern panes were completely shattered and rocks, seaweed and fish were thrown into the lantern room. So badly were the iron roofs damaged that they had to be replaced by others which were reinforced with concrete. In 1912, a gigantic portion of the rock itself, weighing several tons, was swept away by the ferocity of the sea . Perhaps the most savage storm of all occurred in October, 1934. Winds reached 110 miles an hour. Huge

Lighthouse Tender Manzanita off Tillamook Rock

waves lashed the light tower with unbelievable fury . Rocks weighing up to 150 pounds were hurled against the structure. One hundred thirty feet above the surface of the sea, sixteen panels of glass were smashed and the lantern room was flooded. The four lighthouse keepers, struggling to clear out the debris , were submerged up to their shoulders. One of the keepers, Hugo Hansen , had his hand torn open by the broken glass, but kept on working. The lens was badly cracked; the light did not shine that night. When the seas abated somewhat the next day, the keepers were able to survey the damage . The place was a shambles. The fog trumpets were choked so tightly with rocks and debris that it took crowbars to unclog them. Railings were battered, pipelines uprooted, and concrete footings cracked . The entire landing gear apparatus , including the three-foot iron bolt anchorages embedded in solid rock were torn out and carried away . The keepers were shut off from the outside world, and only through the ingenuity of Henry Jenkins, who rigged up a short wave radio device, were they able to send word that they required assistance . Six days after the storm began, the tender Manzanita was finally able to approach the rock, and delive! much-needed supplies. The storm inflicted over $12,000 in damages, and the station was not back in top operating condition for months . Soon afterwards the original oil vapor lamp and Fresnel lens were replaced by an all -electric light of 80,000 candlepower. A heavy steel cable to ward off flying fragments was fitted around the exterior of the lantern. Other innovations lessened the storm damage, but the elements could still wreak havoc on the station. The keepers who have served on Tillamook Rock have included many real "characters," men who personalities were well-suited to the unique conditions in which they lived and worked. Old timers remember Bob Gerloff as the "Grand Old Man of Tillamook Rock." He came to respect and admire the light station so fervently that he actually expressed displeasure at having to go ashore. Reportedly he once did a five-year stretch on the rock without any relief. After he retired from service, Gerloff asked if he could remain at the light station as a "paying guest." The govern ment refused not only this request, but also his final wish: that after he passed away his remains should be dropped off the side of Tillamook Rock into the ocean below. Roy Dibb was known as Tillamook Light's resident golfer. Rather than allow the size restrictions of the rock to dampen his interest for the game, Dibb tied a cotton golf ball to a long string attached to a rail stanchion. In fair weather or foul, he could tee off on one of the shortest golf courses anywhere. The last keeper on the rock, Oswald Alik, was in charge when the Coast Guard decommissioned the station in 1957. His last entry in the lighthouse log, written on 10 September of that year, captures the sentiments of many a lightkeeper: "Farewell, Tillamook Rock Light Station. I return thee to the elements. You, one of the most notorious and yet most fascinating of the sea -swept sentinels in the world. For 77 years you have beamed your light across desolate acres of ocean. Keepers have come and gone; men have lived and died; but you were faithful to the end. May your sunset years be good years. Your purpose is now only symbol, but the lives you have saved and the service you have rendered are worthy of the highest respect." These words, perhaps better than any others, express the feelings of those who have come in contact with Tilla mook Rock Light Station, 100 years old in June, 1980. R.A.F.


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MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS, APRIL 1 - JULY 31 LOUISE M. ASQUITH Mr. & Mrs . Harold W. Dahlgren Mr. & Mrs. Carl H. Tolonen ARTHUR A. BAKKA Mr. & Mrs. Earl Schenk RICHARD M. BEGGS Mr. & Mrs. John Dierdorff HELEN BLITZ Mr. & Mrs. David C. Meyer FLORENCE CHENEY Mr. & Mrs. Robert Palmrose ALICE CLARK Mr. &Mrs. Edward W. Thompson

OTTO COLE Mr. & Mrs. Earl Schenk ERNEST CRITES Oregon County Veterans Service Officers' Association WILLIAM G. DAGGATT Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Edward Atiyeh Mr. & Mrs. Joseph E. Bakkensen Mr. & Mrs. Graham]. Barbey Mr. & Mrs. Gary Barnum Mr. & Mrs. William F. Blitz Mr. & Mrs. Theodore T. Bugas Mr. & Mrs. Eben H. Carruthers Mr. Maurie D. Clark Mr. & Mrs. R. Dale Collins Mr. Charles H. Davis

Mrs.Joseph M. Dyer Empire Beverage of Astoria Mr. & Mrs. Ed Fearey Mr. & Mrs . Henry D. Feusner Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Forrester, Jr. Mrs. Alice Gantenbein Hartung Meat Company Dr. & Mrs. E.W. Harvey Mr. William G. Hay Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Hayes Dr. & Mrs. Blair J. Henningsgaard Mrs. Mary B. Hoffman General & Mrs.]. WilsonJohnston Mr. & Mrs. Jack Keeler Dr. & Mrs. G. Glandon Kelty Mrs.Jane R. Kendall Mrs. Lyle Kingery Mr. & Mrs. Rolf Klep Mr. & Mrs . Robert S. Lovell Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Lowe


MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS, APRIL 1-JULY 31 Mr. & Mrs. Robert C . Macdonald Captain & Mrs. Kenneth McAlpin Mr. & Mrs. John McGowan Mr. & Mrs . A . L. Mills Mr. & Mrs. Neil Morfitt Dr. & Mrs. Edward S. Morgan Mr. & Mrs. Michael Naab Dr. & Mrs. Robert D. Neikes Mr. & Mrs . Bill Pitman Mr. & Mrs . S.C. Rasmussen,Jr. Rian's Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Charles N. Risley Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Ross Ms . Mary E. Shields Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Swanson Miss Becky Swanson Mr. & Mrs . Harry R. Swanson,Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William Swindells Mr. & Mrs. Edward W. Thompson Mr. & Mrs. L.F. Van Dusen Miss Johanna R. Vreeland Mrs. Mary Vreeland Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. Warren Mr. & Mrs. Sion Wentworth Mr. & Mrs. C. Harold Weston, Jr. Mrs. Stephen S. Wilcox Mr. & Mrs. Robert]. Wilhelm Mr. & Mrs. W.T. Williamson Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Wood, Sr. Mr. & Mrs . Kenneth E. Wrenn Ms . Edith Zaven EUGENE DAVIDSON Mr. & Mrs. David C. Meyer LINCOLN DEVEREAUX Mr. & Mrs. Rolf Klep Mr. David C. Meyer DAVID V. ENLUND Mr. & Mrs. James E. O'Connor LUCILE FAUST Captain & Mrs. H.T. Bohlman VERNON E. FOWLER Mr. & Mrs. Edward W. Thompson JUNE F. GRIFFITH Mr. & Mrs. L.F. Van Dusen HARVEY W. HALONEN Mr. & Mrs . Robert C. Anderson Mr. & Mrs . Don Brunner Mr. & Mrs. Trygve Duoos Mr. & Mrs . L.F. Van Dusen IRENE HAYRYNEN Mr. & Mrs. A.J . L'Amie Mr. & Mrs . Michael Riva ROBERT J . HICKS Mr. & Mrs . Earl Schenk AUGUST E. HUCKESTEIN Mr . & Mrs . Ralph P . Morrow

JACOB J. ISAACSON Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Krippendorf BERNARD IV ARIE Mr. & Mrs . Earl Schenk Mr. & Mrs . Frank Steiner GLENN L. JACKSON Mr. & Mrs. Rolf Klep Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Ross Mr. & Mrs . J. Dan Webster ROSCOE A. JOHNSON Mr. & Mrs. Rolf Klep ELLEN K. KAIRALA Mrs . Phyllis Falleur Mr. & Mrs. Eric A. Hauke, Sr. EVERT KANKKONEN Mr. & Mrs . Earl Schenk WALTER M. KECK Mr. & Mrs. Harold W. Dahlgren GENE H. KNUDSEN Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Wolfgram Mrs. Elsa Simonsen Mrs . Arthur Bell Mr. & Mrs. Earl Schenk EINO A. KOSKI Mr. & Mrs. Trygve Duoos Mr. & Mrs. Eric A. Hauke, Sr. HOLGER KVERNDAL Mrs. Ingaborg Crawford Mr. & Mrs. Trygve Duoos Miss Solveig Pedersen EDWIN J . LAHTI Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Kairala Mr. & Mrs. Robert Palmrose Mr. & Mrs . Earl Schenk Mr. & Mrs. Don Seago ALPHONSO A. LARSON Mrs . Helen Baker Mr. & Mrs . Elmer Blomquist Mr. & Mrs. John H. Candioglos Mr. & Mrs. John L. Christie Mrs. Shirley Cole Mr. & Mrs. Arnold B. Curtis Mr. & Mrs. Trygve Duoos Ms. Ellen G. Findal Mrs . Myrtle Fletcher Mrs. Helen Fowler Mr . & Mrs. Jerry Glein Mrs. Margaret Green Mr . & Mrs . Mark Hagg Mr. & Mrs . Herman M. Haggren Mr. & Mrs. Eric A . Hauke, Sr. Mr. & Mrs . James Henderson Mr. & Mrs. Mel Hjorten Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Hovden Staff of Hughes-Ransom Mortuary Mr. & Mrs. Richard Jackson Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Johnson Mr. & Mrs . Marvin Kaser

Mr . & Mrs. J. Vincent Kearney Mr. & Mrs. Rolf Klep Mr . & Mrs. Eugene Knutsen Mrs. Effie Lakso Ms. Eleanor Lambertson Mr. & Mrs . Cameron Larson Ms. Audrey J. Leslie Mr. & Mrs. Sven Lund Mr. & Mrs. Toivo Mustonen Mrs . Elsie E. Niemela Mrs. Jenny Niemi Mrs. Andrew Nygaard Mrs . Mary N. Nyland Mr. & Mrs . George Olsen, Sr. Mrs. Elsie C . Osterlund Mr. & Mrs. Bill Palmberg Mr. & Mrs. William C. Palmberg Mr. Gus Peterson Mr. K.S. Porterfield Mrs. Hazel T. Riswick Mr. & Mrs. Hal Schick Mr. & Mrs. John L. Seibert Mr. & Mrs. Andy Simonsen Mr. & Mrs. George Siverson Ms. Dagny Sunbaum Mr. & Mrs. Harold H . Snow Miss Ethel M. Wicks RONALD J. LARSON Mr. & Mrs. Herman M . Haggren BRYSON R. LAUSCII Mr. & Mrs. Herman M . Haggren MARSHALL LEATHERS Mr. & Mrs. Edward W. Thompson VIRGINIA PETERSON LONIE Mr. & Mrs . Herman M. Haggren THOMAS M. LOVVOLD Mr. & Mrs . Trygve Duoos Mrs. Ale Tondel Mr. & Mrs . Harold Christensen Mr. & Mrs. Eric Hauke The Herman Haggren Family RUTH MacGREGOR Mrs. Arthur Hunter Mr. & Mrs. Rolf Klep UNO A. MAKEY Mr. Leonard Haga Mrs. MabelJones Mrs . Ida Parvi Mr. & Mrs . Wayne]. Salo VILJO E. MALEN Mr. & Mrs . Trygve Duoos Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Morrow Mr. & Mrs . R.A. Mund Dr. & Mrs. Robert D. Neikes WILLIAM MANNILA Mr. & Mrs . Arnold B. Curtis Mr . & Mrs . Ralph Morrow Mr. & Mrs . J. Dan Webster LOIS MARTINSON Mr. & Mrs . Rolf Klep


MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS, APRIL 1-JULY 31 PAT B. MORRISON Mr. & Mrs. james E. O'Connor NORA NEWQUIST Mr. H.J. Hegstad Mr. & Mrs . William Lindgren The Thompson Family STANLEY NILSSON Mrs. Violet Brown Mr . Leonard Haga ANDREW NYGAARD Mr. & Mrs. Earl Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Gerry E. Backanen Mr. & Mrs. C. Delmer Boman Brady-Hamilton Stevedore Co. Mr. & Mrs. Allan Bue Chinook Packing Company D & R Cedar, Inc . Mr. & Mrs. Trygve Duoos Ms . Sandra Ford Mr. & Mrs. George Fulton Mrs . Elsie M. Gjovik Mr. Lars Gjovik Mr. & Mrs. Herman M. Haggren Mr. & Mrs. Bob Hauke Mr. & Mrs. Eric A. Hauke, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. 'Skip' Hauke Mr. & Mrs. Gene Holmes Mr. & Mrs . Victor Horgan Mr. & Mrs. Irving Iverson Mr. & Mrs . Ragnor O.Johnson Mr. &Mrs. RolfKlep Mr. & Mrs. Lowell G. Knapp Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey A. Lampa Larry & Mary Mr. & Mrs . William Latimer Mr. & Mrs . Ray Lerback Ralph & Audrey Leslie Mr. & Mrs. William Lindgren Mr. & Mrs . Sven Lund Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Lyngstad Mr. & Mrs. William R. Meyer Mr. & Mrs. Neil Morfitt Mr. & Mrs. Harold Niemi Ocean Foods of Astoria Mrs. Elsie Osterlund Mr. & Mrs. A. W. Ostrom Mr. & Mrs. James Parker Miss Solveig Pedersen Mrs. Louise Ramsdell Mrs. Alice Ranta Mr. & Mrs. Frank E . Ross Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Seppa Mr. & Mrs. George E. Siverson Mrs. Jordis Tetli Mr. & Mrs. John R. Van Osdol Mrs. Petra Vincent Mr. & Mrs . Fred Wolleson Mrs. C. Wooley Mrs . Kate Ziak Mr. Robert Ziak EMIL A . ONKKA Mr. & Mrs . Trygve Duoos Mr. & Mrs. Earl Schenk

VICTOR L. OSWALD Mr. & Mrs. Harold W . Dahlgren ELSIE A. RINELL Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Ross CARL REITH Mr. & Mrs . Earl Schenk GEORGE RISTOLA Mr . & Mrs. Ed Fearey ALICE F. RIUTTA Mr. & Mrs. George A . Niemi Mr. & Mrs . Vincent Tadei PREEM U. RYDING Mr. & Mrs. Herman M . Haggren ARVO J. SALO Mrs . Elizabeth Fastabend Mrs. Bertha Lee FRANZ 'ERNIE' SAUKKO Mr. & Mrs. Robert Palmrose MORRIS SCHNITZER Mr. Hugh Ackroyd MAX SCHWARZENBACH Mr. & Mrs. Warren Skaggs V. WILLIAM SEEBORG Mr. & Mrs. Don Brunner Mrs . Shirley Brooks Cole Mr. & Mrs. Harold W . Dahlgren Mr. & Mrs. Trygve Duoos Mr. & Mrs . Eric Hauke Mr. & Mrs. Rolf Klep Mr. & Mrs . A.J. L'Amie Mr. & Mrs. John Palo Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Ross Mr. & Mrs. Earl Schenk Mr. & Mrs.J . Dan Webster MYRON L. SHERWOOD Mr. &Mrs.J. Dan Webster RUSSELL SMITH Mrs. Elizabeth Fastabend FRANKIE D . STEINER Mr. & Mrs. Curt Allen Mr. & Mrs. R .T . Carruthers Mrs. Marie]. Engberg Mrs. Mary Filliger Mr. & Mrs. Byron A. Fitzgerald Mr. Rudy Folk Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Green Mrs. Marie Gustafson Mr. & Mrs. Richard B. Hansen Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Hendrickson Mr. & Mrs. Richard Jackson Mr. Kenneth K . Kunkler Mr. & Mrs . C .E. Laird

Mr. & Mrs . R.M . Landwehr Mr. Howard Langdon Mr. & Mrs . Carl E. Larson Mrs. Ellen Morris Mr . & Mrs . John Niskala Mr. & Mrs. Robert Palmrose & Scottie Mr. Walter A. Palmrose Mr. Rudy Ranta Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Sagen Mr. & Mrs.James Sanford Mr. & Mrs . Sam Sarpola Mr. & Mrs. Earl Schenk Ms. Karen L. Seelig Mr. & Mrs. Warren Skaggs Ms. Ida Wold FRITZ SUOKKO Mrs. Vivian Lahti SANTIAGO 'SAM' TEMPLONUEVO Mr. & Mrs. Trygve Duoos WILLIAM H. TILL Mr. & Mrs. John Dierdorff GUNTER J. TOCKUS Mr. & Mrs. Walter Naylor LAURIT J. UHL Mr. & Mrs. Harold W. Dahlgren Mr. & Mrs. Rolf Klep Mr. & Mrs. A.J . L'Amie Mr. & Mrs . Neil Morfitt Mr. Art Paquet Mr. & Mrs. Earl Schenk CLIFFORD R. UTTER Mr. & Mrs. Warren E . Skaggs Mr. & Mrs. Earl Schenk EINARD J. WILSON Mr. & Mrs. Trygve Duoos Mr. & Mrs. Robert]. Haskins Mr. & Mrs . Eric A. Hauke, Sr. Mrs. HilmaJeffers Mr. & Mrs . Gilbert Johnson Mr. & Mrs . A.J. L'Amie Mr. & Mrs. Bruno J. Risto Mr. & Mrs . Wayne]. Salo Miss Hannah Seeborg GEORGE WILSON Mr. & Mrs. Earl Schenk HELMI WILSON Mr. & Mrs. Earl Schenk CAROLYN R. WOODFORD Mr. & Mrs. Bruce]. Risto

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PILOT Mr. John B. Altstadt, Portland* Mr. Fred L. Barnum * Charles W. Browning, M.D. * Thomas J. Carmichael Mr. Richard T. Carruthers, Jr. Warrenton* Mrs.Jean B. Coughlin, Portland* Mrs. Joseph M. Dyer Mr. J. W. Forrester, Jr. * Mr. Walter Gadsby, Jr., Portland* Mrs. Edith A. Henningsgaard * Mr. RonaldJ. Honeyman, Seaside* Captain Donald E. Hughes, Beaverton* Mr. Rolf Klep, Gearhart * Mrs. Doris Klep, Gearhart* Captain Warren G. Leback, Houston, TX * Mr. Eugene Lowe, Seaside * Mrs. Nancy Lowe, Seaside* Mr. Michael Naab* Captain Roger E. Nelson, Warrenton* Captain Eugene F. Nemecek * Mr. George H. Shaver, Lake Oswego* Mr. Harry R . Swanson, Jr. *

Mr. L.F. Van Dusen* Mr. J. Dan Webster * SUSTAINING

Mr.JimH. Branson, Anchorage, AK* Dr. & Mrs. Leigh C. Dolin Northwest Marine Iron Works, Portland Mr. & Mrs. Wendell Wyatt, Lake Oswego * SUPPORTING

Mr.John B. Souther, Portland* Mr. Ralph E. Williams, Portland* CONTRIBUTING

Mrs. Henry F. Cabell, Portland * Mrs. Ivan W . Clark, Portland* Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Ekstrom, Portland* Excel Services, Inc. * Mr. Joseph M. Fought, Portland Mr. & Mrs. S. Vernon Hatchitt, Coos Bay* Kaufman's Sport Center, Inc. * Mrs. Diane C. Kem, Portland * Mr. Gary D. Larsen, Portland

QUARTERDECK REVIEW OF THE

COLUMBIA RIVER MARITIME MUSEUM ASTORIA, OREGON 97103

Mr. & Mrs. J. Ed Niemi, Seaside * Paul Ogden, Walnut Creek, CA* Mrs. Susanna von Reibold, Clatskanie Mr. & Mrs. JackJ. Rollins, Lake Oswego Mr. & Mrs. Charles Saucy, Portland* ANNUAL

Dr. Gene Alvord, Tacoma, WA Mr. Robert T. Brown, Beaverton Mr. & Mrs. Randy Bushnell, Warrenton Admiral & Mrs. John Dick, Eugene Mrs. Alice Devereaux Eccles, Lake Oswego Mrs. William A. Gere, Novato, CA Mr. Gary J. Hancock, Beaverton * Mr. & Mrs. Craig S. Honeyman, Beaverton Mr. & Mrs. Jeffray C. Honeyman, Mercer Island, WA Mr. Charles H. Jordan, Hillsboro Mr. Peter J. Kendall, Portland Mr. Philip H. Luther, Seattle, WA Mr. William L. Rairdon, Portland Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Ryan, Portland Mr. Roy Streeter, West Linn Mrs. Gale R. Visavatanaphongse, Seaside

Non-Profit Organization U.S. POSTAGE PA ID Astoria, Oregon Permit No. 209


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