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USED Dredge William S. Ladd
Self Propelled Hydraulic Dredge:
Built in 1897, location unknown
Delivered in 1898 to U.S. Army Engineering Department Portland District
Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED Dredge William S. Ladd, 18 October 1898
William S. Ladd worked on improving the Lower Willamette and Colombia Rivers
Placed out of service in 1909
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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William S. Ladd - William Sargent Ladd (October 10, 1826 – January 6, 1893) was an American politician and businessman in Oregon. He twice served as Portland, Oregon's mayor in the 1850s.
A native of Vermont, he was a prominent figure in the early development of Portland, and co-founded the first bank in the state in 1859. Ladd also built the first brick building in
Portland and was a noted philanthropist. Part of his former estate, the Ladd Carriage House, is on the National Register of Historic Places. (Wikipedia)
||USED Dredge William S. Ladd dredging probably on the Columbia or Snake River, date unknown.
USACE Portland District Librarian
||Pen and ink drawing of USED Dredge William S. Ladd underway, date and location unknown
Oregon Daily Journal (Portland, OR) July 8, 1904.
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