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Location #5: Columbia River

2011 June 13

From 1973 to 1974 photographer David Falconer documented the states of Oregon, Idaho and areas in southwest Washington. He gave us images of a tugboat hauling logs and houseboats nestled on the Columbia River near where Interstate 5 connects Portland, Oregon, with Vancouver, Washington.

Back then, the riverside town of Cathlamet boasted a population of 656 – so what do these places look like today?  It’s up to you and your camera to show the rest of us.

  • Location: Houseboats on the Columbia River Slough near the Interstate 5 Freeway and Industrial Area
    dense crowded marina with many houseboats MORE INFO
  • Location: The Riverside Town of Cathlamet
    small town quiet street with a few vehicles and a sign reading 'Cathlamet Fire Hall' MORE INFO
  • Location: The Riverside Town of Cathlamet
    aerial view of the town riverfront and boats MORE INFO
  • Location: Log Boom with Tug on the Columbia River
    tug boat towing a large floating mass of wood and logs MORE INFO

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6 Responses
  1. Scott Butner permalink
    June 15, 2011

    How long after a location is posted, can you still use the images? Cathlamet is a 4 hour drive from my home but I pass near there when I go to Portland on business. Would be fun to see what’s changed….

  2. jmorin permalink*
    June 17, 2011

    There’s no time limit. You can go back to any “Location” we’ve posted and submit photos about the area. See the About page for more hints. Thanks!

  3. Jeanethe Falvey permalink
    June 20, 2011

    Can’t wait to see what you submit Scott!

  4. Ben permalink
    August 12, 2011

    Would love to see the next picture post.

  5. oto emlak permalink
    September 21, 2011

    Can’t wait to see what you submit Scott

  6. Marks permalink
    October 14, 2011

    I have seen many pics of columbia river on Flickr these are great!

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