446 p. At the age of 68 M. J. Lorraine explored the Columbia River from its source to its mouth alone in a rowboat. He was the second person, after David Thompson in 1811, to make this unbroken voyage in one boat, which he had built himself. The book describes his preparations for the journey and experiences along the way as well as the country through which he travelled, and is illustrated with a number of black-and-white photographs he took en route.
Volume II, Part I consists of the Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers of the United States Army published in 1889. The Report lists various waterway construction projects including descriptions of their progress and budgetary information.
1 p. article describing the building of the Columbia River Highway, including construction details. The article also contains four photographs: one depicting the bridge at Shepperd's Dell, one depicting the entrance to the observatory tunnel, one depicting Mitchell's Tunnel through Storm Cliff; one showing the overlook at Crown Point on the Columbia River.
Volume II, Part I consists of the Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers of the United States Army published in 1888. The Report lists various waterway construction projects including descriptions of their progress and budgetary information.
78 p. Includes sections of Appendix SS: Report of Capt. William W. Harts, Corps of Engineers; and Appendix TT: Report of Maj. W. L. Fisk, Corps of Engineers. Additional information on these topics can be found by consulting the Indexes to the Chief of Engineers Reports 1866-1912: http://boundless.uoregon.edu/cgi-bin/docviewer.exe?CISOROOT=/wwdl&CISOPTR=1082 and 1913-1917: http://boundless.uoregon.edu/cgi-bin/docviewer.exe?CISOROOT=/wwdl&CISOPTR=1112
1 p. A brief column and two photographs by H. H. Shank describing the scenic beauties of the Columbia River and its shores, which according to him compare advantageously in picturesque attraction with those of the Rhine in Germany. He also touches on "Memeluse Island". The accompanying photographs are of Hercules Pillars, and of a Native American burial structure on Memaloose Island.