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November 7, 1974     The Othello Outlook
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ilI h dress~ FROM BOOK - Included among the 280 photos in the newest Ruby-Br0wn book, I mdk. ~atsontheColumhiaRiver," this photo shows George Borden, on fence in center, and ~Rl~hich made the White Bluffs run from the small community over to the east bank and the year 1901 to 1905. The crossing site was advertised as the shortest route from Yakima. A ferry operated here as early as 1861 when a bill, passed by the n Territorial Legislature, authorized a man named Thomas Howe to ferry there. - ,~.es stipulatedin the art included $3 for each wagon with two animals attached, $2 for a ~h his horse, and 50 cents for a man on foot. In 1922 Matt Weild charged nothing for a ~iuo0t to cross on his White Bluffs, ferry. Welhl, shown on the right leaning against the ter wheel, worked as Borden s helper and later took over operation of the ferry continuing until 1943 when the Atomic Energy Commission closed the area. Others in ~are Charlie Reynolds and the young man who drove his horse and buggy over every rmla conneil to take a violin lesson in White Bluffs from George MeLaugiflin. Built at j~thof Crab Creek by Abe and Pete Carter, this small ferryboat was floated downstream ~tination in a wild ride past Priest Rapids with all movable parts tied down. It an ~dato be operated under the horse-power provided by Pete and Ginger until Borden gas engine in 1905. The horses paced the circular treadmill, fenced on both sides, Ill harness connected to the pole in the center of the boat, which in turn was connected to Ipdler, consisting of two large wheels underwater. A rear sweep controlled steering. A ~0rral with a gate in the center of the ferry and surrounded by the treadmill, was for the stock and vehicle being ferried. ~, of a new book port are all but four river A recent review states'the ~es a close look atcrossings. The authors point book is not only enjoyable [_located right on out that many early ferries viewing but easy reading. The ~doorstep will be were established on sitesentertaining and informative ~speakers at the which had been longtime story will be of interest to [Y Friends of The Indian crossings-easiest and history students, as well as |UO-host luncheon here safest spots to be found on the the casual reader. mighty Columbia. "The narrative accompany- H. Ruby of Local History ing the selection of pictures and John A. Local history is included in points up the various rugged Wenatchee will tell the book as the hectic days of individualists who were the book, "Ferry- the Vernita ferry on thefirst ferryboat owners and The Columbia Columbia are recalled. Othello operators, the characters and at the luncheon was one of two approaches to the opportunists. When the for Wednesday, a highway "Y" funneling b'oats were outmoded as t noon at Freddie s tsaid the luncheon traffic to the ferry before a bridges were built, some of bridge was built there, the former owners became Other traffic came via,wealthy in selling their [ foUowed by an Vantage and where it met the h party at the Othello traffic there develop- Ommunity Library.ed a battleground" as each of the book, avail- Jine, hurrying to be first on Sale at both events, the ferryboat on busy week- e~ made available to end days refused to yield to ~ds at cost by the the other line. Fist fights Superior Publish-ensued. These and other any of Seattle. The fights at Columbia crossings ~kstore price will are told in the book. ~1 by the Friends, Pictured in the book are '0fits going toward a boats powered by hand, Y library project,horses, steam, diesel, wind l and narrative inand the river's current. The ~l~)ok is loaded with craft were outfitted with ~about ferrymen, sidewheelers, sternwheelers, ders, troubles andsails, inboards, and outboard ~prising the river's motors. The nearly 300 old |l~cluded in the 260 photographs are graphic of the area of the early day hazards to to North- travel. franchises. Others were doomed to the poor house. "The river has taken its toll of the traveling public who were caught up in the mechanisms of the boat, or trapped in vehicles which went overboard or, who were victims of overturned, swamped and run away boats. Before a series of lakes were formed behind dams, the Columbia often froze over during the winter encasing ferry boats as seen in the interesting collection of river crossing pictures in this book. OTHELLO OUTLOOK Page 11 diate delivery on all models rough ents B| in 5her nge reqU :all ri! 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