Steamboats of Washington (state): Ilwaco Railway and Navigation Company, Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet, Steamboats of the Columbia River

 
9781233163885: Steamboats of Washington (state): Ilwaco Railway and Navigation Company, Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet, Steamboats of the Columbia River

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 84. Chapters: Ilwaco Railway and Navigation Company, Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet, Steamboats of the Columbia River, PS Eliza Anderson, Shipwrecks of the inland Columbia River, Flyer, Wilson G. Hunt, Sechelt, Enterprise, Clallam, Idaho, Virginia V, T. J. Potter, Yosemite, Colonel Wright, Olympian, Hassalo, Steamboats of Lake Washington, Alaskan, Tacoma, George E. Starr, Dix, Greyhound, Cascade Locks and Canal, Bailey Gatzert, North Pacific, Monticello 2, Rosalie, Steamboats of the Columbia River, Wenatchee Reach, Joseph Kellogg, Island Princess, Steamboats of Lake Crescent, Washington, Multnomah, Fleetwood, Tenino, Annie Faxon, North Star, City of Shelton, Fortuna, Hunt Brothers, S.G. Simpson, Elfin, Urania, Matthew McDowell, Steamboats of Grays Harbor and Chehalis and Hoquiam Rivers, Nez Perce Chief, Aquilo, Triton, Mizpah, Cyrene, Defiance, Dove, L.T. Haas, Islander, Forty-Nine, Steamboats of the Cowlitz River, Elsinore, Dart, Dauntless, Echo, Steamboats of Lake Chelan, SS Daring, Crystal. Excerpt: The Ilwaco Railway and Navigation Company operated a narrow gauge railroad ran for over forty years from the bar of the Columbia River up the Long Beach Peninsula to Nahcotta, Washington, on Willapa Bay. The line ran entirely in Pacific County, Washington, and had no connection to any outside rail line. The railroad had a number of nicknames, including the "Clamshell Railroad" and the "Irregular, Rambling and Never-Get-There Railroad." Wagon on North Beach circa 1892. Before the construction of the railroad a wagon like this one was the only way of access to the Long Beach peninsula north of Ilwaco.The initial owners of the company were Lewis Alfred Loomis, Jacob Kamm, I.W. Case, H.S. Gile, and B.A. Seaborg. L.A. Loomis was a pioneer on the Long Beach Peninsula. He had formed the Ilwaco Wharf Company in July, 1874. In addition to Loomi...

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