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About The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 1, 1889)
THE WEST SHORE.
N I' MUCH V.
ASTORIA, THE SEAPORT OF THE NORTHWEST.
NK who will Ik ut the paina t examine a good map of tit IVltle h1hm, will
ace that Astoria in Minuted at the mouth of the t iiluiiillit, river illmliarg
ing into the INieilio nearly, or uite, an much water a tin Miiwiwiippl Into
the gulf, ntul draining a ivgiim greater In extent than the entire area of the
New Kngland atntea, together with New York, New Jerey, IVnnaylvanla,
Went Virginia and Ohio, or aland i!.V),(KI0 wpiare Milieu. The renldeniv por
tiim of the town in on the firm land that ri'H from the water, though the
height in not yet encroarhed Umii to any great extent. The large mumiInt of
Halniou canncrieR, Kaw mill and other factorle are along the channel of the
Oolumhia river, where the largent nliip alWt ran lie alungl.le the ware
house and take on or diacharge cargne. From the river, which In aeven
mile broad opposite AnUirin, the town preent a pleaaing ap'arance. The
iMimeiiHo warchouHcH ami faetnrie irctipy the water front, and there I al
way more or lea dripping at the wharve, ami lieymid lie the commercial
and residence imrtion of the city. The hru k lnmineM block and nlatial
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residence of a few of the enterprising ami mim-wmi nuicn win rimiar
favorahly with those of any town of the northwest. A a niarlno shipping rt, the
boundless iMtfHiliilitit H of Astoria an' at onm apMircnt to the lii'l eamial oUrver,
and an examination of the chart of the river at thia ilnt and at tlw entrance to
the river will satisfy the expert on such matter. Then la aliellered anchorage ami a
ciith of water enough for any ship alloat.
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Thin town in the oldeM in (lie imrtliaerf. II wa mum in pi i, 17 an ripr.u
ti.m sent out under the am-piec of John Ja. oh Ator to f..tnl.lii.h a trading t at
t, ,thnf the Columbia river and branches at suitable point In the Interior. The
(in,,! out in New York, took the usual mute amund t a Horn ami to lite haml-
ieh Wanda, thence to the Columbia, which wan cmml during The site .Wi. ft lm talta of the
rading post waa o the present site of St. Mary' h.ilal ' it - "
tin- gigantie enterprise of which this was .0 I- th- "'' h ,n U',B I"
Ml into th ham'; of Ilritish authorities, and it r,m,i I to f.rcgn nlluenn, . I lh-iw l lM
tinned On-gon ami Wellington M the i f " " " " P' ' J11
. 1 1 t .1 , .1 Vnl maiotuined in the. ni'Ute. territory of (b'g.i. At that limn A
Antorm and a iiiiiiiImt of other isst they na.l mamm n..i m w. 1 ,... rl .... .ll(i. ,i,
. 1 , . . 1 , 1 1., !., i.,rt imc and wi 1 rt..ration Ik American autliorlty
t'Tia had grown to w a fn.ntier town of riiMHid.-r:iMe m ' ,, . . , , '
... 1 . . 1 1 1.. . iirnifn'M. ve tone an.l l gan lurxteinl lia liiiali rM
'"id to the liencfit of Ainerican trade it immediately 11 " 1 "
1 1 , 1 , u. ! 11 11 . wi h lie eral John Aooir a roiiii or,
.ntcr,,,. The eataldiHlmien. of a federal 1 '
marked the o,,ing of a new era for Ah ,na ami ' ; J
r,ld,Htr, KI-'tf '7' ( n;;, , Btld mineral we.hh, ,.rUlng nearly all of
;inparallel,l nnmra .n agr.eul.u a . I, rt,, l . , ' " .ni NVltlKt)rt ,,
Western On-gon, mrtof Wcmcm. Wa.hmg'-n, and all -I r ... ni a