Historic Hood River
This Laraway negative was way underexposed and then damaged sitting in a barn for a century. Before digital processing I didn’t notice the horse. But after processing we can see the boat, with “Ilwaco Beach” on the bow, looks like a surf ready row boat. Laraway’s group looks impressed with the sailors tending the craft. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is a US Coast Guard lifesaving vessel and crew. Between 1891 and 1949 there was a USCG “Station Ilwaco Beach” at Cape Disapointment, and these uniforms look like USCG uniforms from that era.