Port of Astoria History

   
1910 The Port of Astoria was established.

1911

Ordinance 1 passed, providing for a harbormaster for the Port of Astoria; defining his duties and providing compensation.

1912

Ordinance 4 passed, prohibiting all unnecessary whistling by vessels within the waters of the Port of Astoria.

1914

Ordinance 12 passed: (read more)

 

Bonds amounting to $400,000 are printed, to be used to acquire waterfront as ordained in Ordinance 12.

 

Opening bids for the construction of the Municipal docks.

1918

Authorization to install an "intercommunicating private telephone system" at the Port Dock.

 

Purchase of a "high-class recording barometer" approved.

 

Ordinance passed: (read more)

1919

Commissioners recommend further investigation into the purchase of the Tongue Point Naval Base site.

1920

Letter received announcing formation of the Astoria Stevedoring Company.

1921

Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. set up long-distance phone service to Astoria (read more)

 

Portland Chamber of Commerce asks for the Port's assistance in securing the allocations of passenger steamers for the Columbia River.

1928

The Clatsop County Fair Board request and are granted permission to hold the annual county fair in Sections I, II and III of Pier Three.

1929

Hoof and mouth disease is found in Los Angeles; the Port takes precautions to prevent the spread of the disease from ships that originated there.

Stay tuned as we post more events in the history of the Port of Astoria.....