Technology in Transition
The Peter Iredale was built in 1890 during the transitional period before wooden sail powered vessels were replaced with all metal steamships. Advances in iron and steel forging marked the start of . . . — — Map (db m113586) HM
The gun you see here at Battery Pratt is a replica of the 6-inch rifles that once were a part of the fort's artillery. Battery Pratt was named on behalf of Lt. James P. Pratt, who was killed during the Civil War. The two 6 inch guns on this . . . — — Map (db m113851) HM
On Delaura Beach Lane near Ridge Road, on the right when traveling west.
On June 21, 1942, A 5.5" shell exploded here, one of 17 fired at Columbia River harbor defence installations by the Japanese submarine I-25. The only hostile shelling of a military base on the U.S. Mainland during World War II and the first since . . . — — Map (db m113588) HM
On October 25, 1906, with an empty cargo hold and only 28 days out of Salina Cruz Mexico, the Peter Iredale ran aground. Bound for Portland and a new load of cargo, Captain H. Lawrence offered his crew a bonus if they cut five days off the . . . — — Map (db m113584) HM