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Pulling the Columbia's Teeth

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Identifier ORU_WTXT_018,118
Title Pulling the Columbia's Teeth
Description 1 p. This essay by Walter V. Woehlke describes the history of the decision to build the jetty at the mouth of the Columbia River, and details some of the difficulties faced by engineers due to the forces of river current, ocean, and weather. The construction of the Celilo Falls canal is also mentioned. The three accompanying photographs show the seven-mile-long jetty, both in calm seas and with storm-driven waves breaking over it, and a view of rock pillars upstream near the area of the canal. 1
Relation Woehlke, Walter V. Pulling the Columbia's Teeth. Harper's Weekly v. 55 (August 19, 1911) p. 8 University of Oregon Libraries Print Version Available
Subject Channels; Rivers; Engineering & construction; Civil engineering; Jetties; River channels; River engineering; Railroad bridges; Civil engineering; Jetties; Rivers; Columbia River Journal Article;
Creator Woehlke, Walter Victor, 1881-1954.
Publisher Harper's Weekly University of Oregon Libraries
Date 1911-08-19
Coverage 19th Century; 20th Century
Rights This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the University of Oregon Libraries as a source is requested.
Language English
Type Text

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