Department of Transportation Records Guide
Record Series Descriptions
Ferry Operations, 1922-1974, .35 cu.ft.
Series documents actions by the state Highway Department in relation to state owned ferries. Subjects include the purchase, sale, and lease of ferries and terminals, the operation of certain ferries, and the history of the Astoria-Megler ferry. Records include financial and traffic studies, contracts, plans, specifications, correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, maps, and photographs.
Photographs, Astoria-Megler Ferry, ca. 1948, .20 cu.ft.
Photographs primarily document the "Mr. Chessman" ferry boat commissioned in 1948 to run between the Astoria, Oregon and Megler, Washington terminals on the Columbia River.