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About The Western American. (Astoria, Or.) 1922-19?? | View Entire Issue (Dec. 28, 1922)
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Astoria Naturally A Great World Port
The Port o f Astoria was established in 1811 by John Jacob Astor as a trading-post, and
to the Orient, making Portland and Astoria regular ports of call, as well as Kobe, Yokohama,
the point best located to carry on his commerce by »hips to various points on the Pacific and
Shanghai, Hongkong and Manila; and it was urged that the allocations for this service b e‘
in the Far East. The Port is located
at the mouth of the Columbia River, ten miles from the
made to operators already operating Shipping Board freight vessels out o f the Columbia
River te the ports o f the Orient. —
The fresh-water harbor is fully protected and has a channel 3,000 feet wide and
more than 42 feet deep to the sea.
Fuel oil storage capacity of the Port, 60,000 barrels, provided by the Standard Oil Com-
(T Coal bunkef^with ample supply of coal for fueling purposes always on hand.
‘ newed with a better prospect o f success. The Nation wants to do something constructive and
worth-while for stricken Astoria, besides engineering help in building the necessary sea-wall
The Port has three immense concrete and steel piers, with berthing frontage o f 7,626
feet, or capable o f berthing twelve ships occupying 600 feet each.
The time has come now when the appeal to the Wafhington authorities might be re»
Depth o f water 32 to 42
^for the reconstruction o f the central business district, which was destroyed by fire on Decem
ber 8, last.
feet at low tide.
Considering the vest lumber output, together with canned and dried fruits, canned milk,
Piers Nos. 1, 2 and 3 cost the Port District more than four and a half million do!Isu-s. At
flour, canned salmon, salt salmon, paper, and manufactured lumber products, and other great
Pier 1 is located the 1,250,000-bushel bulk grain elevator from which the first cargoes o f bulk
potential resources, there is no question o f the ability o f these two ports to provide freight and
grain ihlppeJ fiu m th i Paeifie Coast were f orwarded te Franco i also fium which thé largest
passengers to till each ship.
cargo o f bulk grain from the Columbia River was shipped.
prompt service on all transshipped freight.
The Port has one down-to-date flour mill, with a capacity o f 5,000 carrels a-day.
every ship for the Orient out o f the Columbia River received flour tonnage at this mill.
Astoria also has ample rail and river boat connections to assure
All trans-continental freight and passenger rates
apply to Astoria as well as other Pacific Coast ports.
The Shipping Board at this time should learn at first hand o f the needs o f Astoria, which,
The United States Shipping Board has been strangely ungenerous in dealing with Port
land and Astoria, as compared to the treatment o f Seattle and other ports, in the allocation o f
ships. In November, 1921, the Ports o f Astoria and Portland joined in an appeal to the Board
with, a little help, can supply an enormous tonnage for the American Merchant Marine,
Above alt, Astoria needs men o f capital, and right now there's a golden opportunity for
for the allocation for operation out o f the Columbia River o f three combination passenger and
house the professional men and others of Greater Astoria.
freight ships known as the 502s. These ships were needed to operate from the Colugsoia River
from the time o f its completion.
stories that would
This building ought to pay well
Live Like a King, In Your Own Home
In This Land of Plenty
In Scenic Beauty, Matchless.
A* a Marin* Center, One of the 30 Great World Fort».
Of the Fresh-Water Harbor, 12 Miles from the Ocean, It 1» Said: ‘Nothing Less Than
Forty Feet, Where River, Rail and Ocean M eet.”
In Health and Home Advantages, Second to None.
One of America's Loveliest Cities, Beside the Rolling Ocean—an All-Year Resort of
Surpassing Beauty and Unrioatled Attractions •— Only a Few Miles from Astoria —
Where the Family of Small or Moderate Means Can Live as W ell as the Millionaire, En
joying Life to the Utmost.
Cannon Beach Lots Are Alto a Gilt-Edged Investment
FARM ERS, HOMESEEKERS: Here is the Place of Your Heart’s
Desire— A ST O R IA and CLATSO P CO U N TY, OREGON
P a y n o heed to the false report that “ it rains nil the time” in this section. The total rain
fall is far less than it is one the Atlantic Coast, and it falls, for the most part, in the fall and
winter months. The climate'is ideal, from a health standpoint, fpr it is never too hot or too
cold, and the mortality rate is the lowest in America. It is a paradise for children, who
revel in the great outdoors.
reasonable help will be extended to them. Clatsop County, Oregon, waats thousands of farra-
dfs— to begin with—to reap rich harvests from virgin soil, and all kinds of industrial payroll
enterprises. Astoria is an ideal place for factories of all kinds. Everyone who visits here will
assure you that it is matchless in its opportunities for commerco and industry, with easy ac
cess to the western and world markets.
Here you can buy the most productive farm land in the world at prices absurdly low, con
sidering the assured returns, and on terms to suit your resources. It is the finest berry and
small fruit land to be found anywhere, and the “ two-story farm ” — berries and chickens —
starting with a capital of about £2000—assures independence and a couifortable living, fjlat-
sop is the banner dairy county of Oregon, and theliidustry is just beginning to develop. Green
feed the year round.
Write to us for detailed and verified information. We have thousands of acres of farm
land in Clatsop County, and hundreds of scenic residence lots in Astoria and Seaside.
Hero you can live in comfort and contentment, amid scenery of such grandeur and love
liness as to beggar description, building your home in a commuhity furnous for many things,
including its sterling Americanism, in a great state which Is just begimiing to develop its
Of course, we are addressing now the thrifty, industrious and persevering AMERICAN
CITIZEN, for none other is.wanted in this section.
Unexampled opportunities are offered here for the right kind of home-builders.
ASTORIA LAND and HOME-BUILDING CO.
SAM H. WEBB, Sales Manager ,
Thera’s room in Oregon Tor millions of Americana, and Clatsop County, of which Asteria
is the capital and market center, vies with all others in offering the richest opportunities Tn
proportion to population it is even now the wealthiest county in the United States.
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895 Commercial Street (Opposite D epot)9 Astoria, Oregon