A Waterfront at Work
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 46° 11.378 W 123° 49.583
10T E 436230 N 5115449
This sign is located Astoria River Walk west of the Maritime Museum.
Waymark Code: WM12A7
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 12/23/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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This sign is located Astoria River Walk west of the Maritime Museum.

Marker Name: A Waterfront at Work
Marker Text: Before the fire of 1922, much of downtown Astoria was built on pilings over the river. People built out from the original hilly shoreline, creating a level commercial district with access to the water.
Every type of business might be located over the river: hotels and taverns, churches and fish canneries, lumberyards, and a railroad depot.
Naturally, the riverfront was - and is - the workplace for people in the maritime trades. Official business like customs, public health, and pilotage, transportation via ferry, launch, and steamboats, loading and unloading ship cargoes, boatbuilding, shipbuilding, and other maritime enterprises dominated the waterfront.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: City Government

Marker Type: Trail

Region: Coast

County: Clatsop

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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