19TH CENTURY U.S. CANALS

Oregon

 

 

Willamette Falls Locks

 

Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers to the Secretary of War for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1900, Part 6
A brief history of the canal company begins on page 4408; a report on the effect of transportation rates begins on page 4411; an Act to authorize funds to construct the canal begins on page 4412.

 

Annual Report of the State Engineer and Surveyor for the Year 1906
A brief history and description of the canal, including records of freight tonnage carried and revenues, begins on page 1409.

 

Chronicling America
A set of historical newspaper articles which make reference to the canal.

 

Early Towns and Cities
Includes a brief history of the canal.

 

Historical Marker - Willamette Falls Locks
Text of the marker.

 

Historical Timeline Of The Willamette Falls Canal & Locks

 

History of the Locks
A history of the canal.   Historical and current photos, and links to related sites.

 

In Search of Western Oregon
A brief history and description of the canal and locks is on page 295.

 

Journal of Electricity, Volume 41 – 1918
An article about rebuilding of the power and lock canals.   Includes historical photos.

 

Just Yesterday: A Brief Story of West Linn, Oregon
Includes a brief history and description of the canal, and a historical photo.

 

Professional Memoirs, Corps of Engineers, United States Army and Engineer Department at Large, Volume 10 – 1918
An article about cofferdam construction at the locks begins on page 171.

 

Report of the Chief of Engineers U.S. Army, Part 1 – 1912
A report regarding the locks begins on page 1211.

 

The Maria Wilkins
A brief history of the first boat to pass through the locks.  Historical photos.

 

The Military Engineer, Volumes 12-13 – 1920
A brief history of the locks is on page 407.

 

The Willamette Falls Canal
An article begins on page 1 of the American Canal Society newsletter.

 

Transportation by Water, 1916
A brief description is on page 229.

 

West Linn
A history of the canal and locks and adjacent industries begins on page 21; historical photos are on pages 23 - 27.

 

Willamette Falls
Includes a brief history of the locks.

 

Willamette Falls and Locks - c. 1880
A historic photo.

 

Willamette Falls Locks
A brief history of the locks. Historical and current photos.
 

Willamette Falls Locks
A brief description and history of the canal.

 

Willamette Falls Locks Historical Marker
A brief description and history of the canal and lock. Current photo and links to related sites.
 

Willamette Falls Locks Images
A gallery of historical and current photos.
 

Willamette Falls Locks “National Treasure”
Includes a brief history and historical photo.

 

Willamette Falls Locks: Past, Present, and Future
Includes a brief history and description of the locks.

 

Willamette Falls Locks, West Linn
Includes historical and current photos.

 

Willamette Falls Navigation Canal and Locks
Includes a historical photo.

 

Rev. June, 2021