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Selkirk on the Columbia River above Wenatchee
Selkirk  on the Columbia River above Wenatchee
TitleSelkirk on the Columbia River above Wenatchee
DescriptionA black and white photograph of a steamboat identified as the "Selkirk" on the Columbia River above Wenatchee. The Selkirk was built in Wenatchee in 1899 and was owned by the Columbia & Okanogan Steamboat Co. She was wrecked at Rock Island Rapids in 1906. In the photograph we see her near a bend in the river. On the opposite shore is a low riverbank which quickly gives way to abruptly steep mountains, sparsely treed with conifers. Billowing clouds of smoke emerge from the ship's smokestack, but the reflection in the water and what looks like a line from ship to water on the right of the photo suggests that she is moored, or at least moving slowly.Several male figures are visible on upper and lower decks. It looks as though there is a cabin on the far bank.
TGM SubjectWater
Corporate NamesSelkirk (Steamship)
Place NamesWenatchee, Washington
Columbia River
GenreOutdoor landscape
PublisherUniversity of Oregon Libraries
RightsThis item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the University of Oregon Libraries as a source is requested.
RepositoryUniversity of Oregon Libraries - Special Collections and University Archives
Collection TitleFrederick Wallace Wilson Collection
Digital CollectionUniversity of Oregon. Libraries. Western Waters Digital Library.
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