Oil tanker Swiftscout after launch on Willamette River, Portland

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Oil tanker Swiftscout after launch on Willamette River, Portland


  • 1921-03-12 (Creation)


Photograph; glass plate negatives; 3.25 x 4.25 in

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Photograph showing a group of people standing at the bow of the oil tanker Swiftscout after its launch on the Willamette River in Portland on Saturday, March 12, 1921. A cropped version of this photograph and image No. 376G0104 were published on Page 13, Section 3, of the Oregon Journal’s city edition on Sunday, March 13, 1921. The photographs were published under the headline “Boy Scouts Christen Big Oil Tanker.” This photograph had the following caption: “ ‘Swiftscout,’ the oil tanker launched Saturday under the sponsorship of the Portland Council of Boy Scouts.” The photographs accompanied a story, headlined “Boy Scouts Put In Charge Of Ship Launching.” According to the story, the ship was one of four oil tankers to be constructed for the Swiftsure Oil Transport Company. See additional related image No. 376G0105. Image note: Upper right corner of negative is broken off.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 376; 376G0138

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