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USED Dredge William S. Ladd

Self Propelled Hydraulic Dredge:
  • Built in 1897, location unknown
  • Launched, 1897-98
  • 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
    Displacement unknown
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Complement unknown
    steam engine(s)
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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)
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    69k USED Dredge William S. Ladd dredging probably on the Columbia or Snake River, date unknown.
    USACE Portland District Librarian
    John Spivey
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    58k Pen and ink drawing of USED Dredge William S. Ladd underway, date and location unknown
    Oregon Daily Journal (Portland, OR) July 8, 1904.
    John Spivey

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