Posted by: wadahp | June 15, 2010




The Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation is looking for a consultant to develop historic vessel preservation expertise though facilitating Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) training with the National Park Service, document historic vessels in the State and provide for the interpretation of this documentation. Find the full Request for Proposal here: Historic Vessels.









  1. The US Columbia River Quarantine Station at Knappton Cove is an important part of Pacific NW maritime history. All incoming vessels entering the port of Astoria went through a required health inspection – if the ship were in need of fumigation, it was sent to the north shore to the Q. Station which operated from 1899-1938. This inspection was assigned to the U.S. P.H.S. Commissioned Corps. A museum is now housed in the Pesthouse -aka Q. hospital on this historic site.

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