Photo detail

Gary Elkinton and Terray Harmon contributed to this report.
Last week’s History Mystery photograph, above was submitted by Ray Weimar. It shows the tug boat Winquatt pulling a heating barge through the ice-covered Columbia River in the winter of 1949.
That winter, river traffic was at a standstill because of the ice, noted Gary Elkinton of The Dalles.
Terray Harmon also noted that the barges were having trouble getting through that winter because the ice was so thick, and the tug was needed to break a path through.

Stories this photo appears in:



Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment


Information from The Chronicle and our advertisers (Want to add your business to this to this feed?)