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Willamette River flood stage in Portland

A flooded Willamette River in Portland. Two wooden buildings and several boats are surrounded by water and logs, while downtown and the second Morrison Bridge can be seen in the distance. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, January 1, 1946 (negative 2 of 3).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Willamette River flood stage in Portland

A flooded Willamette River in Portland, taken under the Morrison Bridge, and looking towards the Burnside and Steel Bridges. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, January 1, 1946 (negative 3 of 3)

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Willamette River flood stage in Portland

A flooded Willamette River in Portland, flowing under the second Morrison Bridge. Looking west, downtown Portland can be seen at the other side of the water, including the Jackson Building. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Tuesday, January 1, 1946 (negative 1 of 3).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Willamette River and Ross Island Bridge

Photograph looking south, showing docks and a boat on the Willamette River, with the Ross Island Bridge in the distance. On the dock (barge) is “Diesel Towing Co.” (negative 12 of 25). Original sleeve title: Portland communities - Hawthorne Ave.

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Vivian Hale with Bryozoa, Swan Island

Vivian Hale, secretary of the Marine Air Service on Swan Island, holding a broom towards a floating Bryozoa. She appears to be standing on a wooden dock next to the water, while smiling at the camera. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, August 11, 1949 (negative 1 of 2).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

View looking south from the Steel Bridge

Photograph showing metal beams and a walkway on the Steel Bridge. A woman is walking across the bridge. Below is the Willamette River and two boats. The Burnside Bridge can be seen in the distance (negative 3 of 17).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

View looking east from Steel Bridge

Photograph showing a large mechanical wheel and steel cables on the Steel Bridge, looking east over the Willamette River towards the Burnside Bridge. A tug boat and large ship can be seen on the water. Warehouse buildings and an industrial area can be seen in the distance (negative 2 of 17).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

U.S.S. Scania with Navy members returning home

The U.S.S. Scania on the Willamette River, after its arrival in Portland with returning Navy members. People can be seen lining the deck of the ship, with the west hills visible at the far side of the river (negative 2 of 15).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Steel Bridge mechanical house

Several large gears and machines inside a building on the Steel Bridge in Portland. The Broadway Bridge and Willamette River can be seen through the windows looking north (negative 9 of 17).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Steel Bridge

The Steel Bridge crosses the Willamette River. Docks and buildings can be seen in the background (negative 11 of 17).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Steamship Mormacsea docked in Portland

Photograph showing cargo ship Mormacsea, moored to a wooden dock by several visible ropes. “Mormacsea” is painted on the side of the vessel, and a train car of goods can be seen to its left, on a set of tracks. The Willamette River (likely) can be seen to the right, with industrial buildings and docks in the distance. During WWII, the Mormacsea later served as a troopship (negative 21 of 22).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Steamship Mormacsea deck

Crew members aboard the cargo ship Mormacsea, seen in front of the Willamette river (?). Two men on the deck stand on top of a pile of cut wood, which is stacked and lashed together with chains. Piers and industrial warehouses can be seen across the river. During WWII, the Mormacsea later served as a troopship (negative 16 of 22).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Steam boats on Willamette River, Portland

Several steam boats with paddle wheels on the Willamette River in Portland, most likely looking west. Forested hills can be seen in the background (negative 32 of 37).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Southwest waterfront industrial facilities, Portland

Several industrial facilities along the southwest waterfront of the Willamette River in Portland. A long building has is painted with “Alaska Junk Co.” and “Schnitzer & Wolf Machinery Co.” along the roof. Ships can be seen docked on the water, with downtown Portland visible in the distance (negative 34 of 37).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Ship stuck at Swan Island outlet, Portland

Norwegian ship Thomas S. Gregory, stuck at the outlet of the Swan Island lagoon in Portland. Buildings at University of Portland can be seen above the Willamette River. A photograph from this series was published in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, May 20, 1948 (negative 2 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Ship stuck at Swan Island outlet, Portland

Norwegian ship Thomas S. Gregory, stuck at the outlet of the Swan Island lagoon in Portland. Buildings at the University of Portland can be seen above the Willamette River. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Thursday, May 20, 1948 (negative 3 of 5).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Search for bodies of three people drowned near Burlington Ferry

People stand on a boat while searching for three drowning victims near the Burlington Ferry in the Linnton area. The people drowned when their speedboat capsized. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 21, 1946 (negative 1 of 8).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Search for bodies of three people drowned near Burlington Ferry

A man, wearing a hat and long jacket, stands on a boat while searching for the bodies of three drowning victims near the Burlington Ferry in the Linnton area. The people drowned when their speedboat capsized. A photograph from this series was published in the Oregon Journal on Sunday, April 21, 1946 (negative 1 of 8).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Salmon fishermen at Oregon City

Two men stand in a rowboat by the banks of the Willamette River near Willamette Falls. Several other men with fishing poles are visible on the rocks and in boats in the distance (negative 5 of 10).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Salem industrial area

An industrial area on the Willamette River in Salem, Oregon. Logs can be seen floating in the water, next to what is likely a sawmill. A multi-story building is in the distance, with a sign that reads “Moving, Storage, Fuel Oil” (negative 11 of 12).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

S.S. Forbes Road being launched from Kaiser Company, Swan Island

The S.S. Forbes Road sliding down a ways into the Willamette River at Kaiser Company, Swan Island. Workers in safety hats are watching the ship, and wooden scaffolding can be seen at either side of the ways. A photograph from this series was published on page 8 of the Oregon Journal on Wednesday, June 21, 1944 (negative 9 of 9).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

S.S. Coast Miller after crash with Burnside Bridge

Photograph showing the damaged S.S. Coast Miller freighter and the Burnside Bridge. Several broken masts and a smokestack can be seen on the ship, which is directly under the bridge at night (negative 11 of 11).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

River steamer Barry K. and barge after collision

River steamer Barry K. and a barge after they collided with another river steamer, Pennsylvanian. The Western Transportation Co. barge is partially submerged in the Willamette River. The Broadway Bridge can be seen in the distance (negative 4 of 12).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

Ramp opening at Steel Bridge, Portland

Photograph taken from a high angle, showing cars on a newly opened ramp leading to the Steel Bridge in Portland. Construction debris can be seen along a wall at the edge of the Willamette River. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Saturday, August 12, 1950 (negative 3 of 7).

Monner, Al (Alfred Anthony), 1909-1998

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