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About The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891 | View Entire Issue (July 1, 1884)
THE WEST SHORE.
Portland, Oregon, July, 1884.
THE WEST SHORE.
An Illustrated Journal of Otneral Information, devoted to the development of
the Qrtat H'etf.
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New Orliwita Ktoaition Building
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In a region which is daily receiving thousands of
dollars of capital from abroad, whose long dormant re
sources are being developed, and which is on the eve of
harvesting the most bountiful crop in its history, there
does not seem to be any gxd reason for the existence of
hard times or any fear of a long continuance of financial
An officer of the Twenty-first Infantry, who has been
transferred to Fort Sidney, Neb"., desires The West
Shore so that he can "show these people what a country
we have been compelled to leave." This is a pleasing
tribute to the Northwest, over every section of which he
has traveled in discharging his official duties or in the
campaigns his regiment has made. Now that there is no
more danger of Indian outbreaks, and just as a quiet life
of routine duty opened out before them, it seems hard
that they should be compiled to leave the magnificent
Bcenery and mild climate of the Northwest for the bleak,
wind-swept plains of Nebraska; but such are the vicissi
tudes of a soldier's life.
The most thoroughly enjoyable method of making the
complete tour of the Pacific Coast is to join one of
" Raymond's Vacation Excursions." We have recently
been visited by the initial one of the present Beason,
which loft Boston May 1, reached California by way of
the Southern Pacific, came to Portland by steamer, and,
after making the tour of Puget Sound and the Willamette
Valley, departed for the National Park and the East by
the Northern Pacific. This party consists of sixty ladies
and gentlemen, chiefly from Massachusetts, New York
and Pennsylvania, and is under the management of Mr.
Luther L Holden, a gentleman thoroughly familiar with
the scenes visited and the routes of travel. The excur
sion extends over a period of seventy-three
which time the tourists have but one care-that ot being
ready to move at the proper time, of which they have
ample notice. Rooms, meals, sleeping berths, eta, ore
all provided for and assigned to them iu edvanoo. Their
baggage is looked after by Mr. 0. II. Bugley, who relieves
them of all care of that which is one of the greatest
annoyances of traveling. Every item of exponso is paid
by the manager, the tickot for the round trip costing
5fi0, including every legitimate exienditure of a traveler,
even to carriage hire. Not only are more attractions
visited at less expense, but the tourist is relieved of all
care of the vexatious details of travol. Such excursions
are of great benefit to the Northwest, leaving, as they do,
in the minds of the travelers an exceedingly favorable
impression. With every party of travelors oomo a few
who aro seeking information of this region with the pur.
H)se of making investments. Everything which tends to
increase the number of our visitors of the more culturod
and wealthy class, and to render their visit pleasant and
instructive, is beneficial to our growing towns and dovel
"MIDSUMMER ON THE WILLAMETTE
Boating on the Wilhimeto is a favorite amusement
with the MHple of Portland, esooinlly at this season,
when the high water, long twilights and clear moonlight
nights conspire to give the boatman his fullest desire iu
the way of opixirtuuity aud pleasant surroundings.'
Every evening and Sundays the river is dotted with craft
of various descriptions. The scene as presented on a
bright moonlight evening is given in one of our engrav
ings. There may bo seen the ambitious sculler with his
paper shell, the crews of several four-oared shells prao
ticing assiduously for some ponding contest, the light
canoe and the clumsy dug-out, pleasure boats,' varying
from the small one with two occupants, who are ot the
opinion that " three are a crowd," to the largo ono with
six oars and its jolly party of laughing and singing pas
songers, sailboat of various sizes and rig, manipulated
by the veteran yaclitsuinu or Ioodixl down with a gay
crowd, who projxwe to "have a good time if she don't
move a foot" All those present a picture 1xth weird
and picturesque, lighted by tho iiioonUiams and framed
by the high banks and dork foliage of the river and
island There are four good boat houses along the rivor
front, besides the club houses of the Willamette and
Portland Rowing Clulst, where are housed or anchored
the great variety of boats which constitute the river fleet
There is more interest taken in this pastime the preseut
season than was ever before exhibited, and the number
and variety of craft has boon considerably increased. A
number ot good crews Lave been developed, and interest
is maintained by races between crews of the rival clubs.