Historic Hood River
Port of Hood River Project
Here’s the Hood River boat basin and industrial park as completed in 1962. To help you orient, the northern extent of the fill land is roughly where Portway Avenue is now. The Event Site and cruise ship dock were built on additional fill north of this project. The Expo center and all the rest of the lands now lining the Columbia are west of this fill.
Note an early version of the city’s wastewater treatment plant is in roughly its current location. I’m not sure if it is located on an earlier fill project, or if that is a high area which escaped flooding by Bonneville Dam.
Tomorrow we’ll hear the story of the USS Banning, an early resident of the basin.