Sternwheeler Jean

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JEAN (steamboat)
Steamboat Jean at Portland 04 Oct 2009.JPG
Jean moored in Portland, Oregon, in 2009
Sternwheeler Jean is located in Portland, Oregon
Sternwheeler Jean
Sternwheeler Jean is located in Oregon
Sternwheeler Jean
Sternwheeler Jean is located in the US
Sternwheeler Jean
Location North Portland Harbor, Columbia River, Portland, Oregon
Coordinates 45°36′31.6″N 122°41′18.8″W / 45.608778°N 122.688556°W / 45.608778; -122.688556Coordinates: 45°36′31.6″N 122°41′18.8″W / 45.608778°N 122.688556°W / 45.608778; -122.688556
Area less than one acre
Built 1938
Architectural style Steam-powered tugboat, former sternwheeler
NRHP Reference # 89001001[1][2]
Added to NRHP August 8, 1989[1]

The Sternwheeler Jean is a historic steamboat that operated on the Willamette River, in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is a 168-foot (51 m)-long tugboat (counting its paddle wheels, now removed), built in 1938 for the Western Transportation Company (a former Crown Zellerbach subsidiary) and in service until 1957.[3] In August 1989, it was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in Nez Perce County, Idaho.[1] At that time, it was located in Lewiston, Idaho, having been there since 1976.[4] In Lewiston, its location changed from time to time, and Hells Gate State Park was among the locations where Jean was moored.[4] As of 1997, it was still in Lewiston, afloat on the Snake River, but its operating equipment had been removed. Its private owner at that time, the James River Corporation, sold the tug in 1998.[3] In July 2004, Jean was moved from Lewiston to Portland, Oregon.[3][4] Subsequently, its twin paddle wheels have been removed.

Jean in Portland in 2006, before its paddle wheels were removed


  1. ^ a b c "Weekly list of actions taken on properties: 8/07/89 through 8/11/89" (PDF). National Park Service. August 18, 1989. p. 217. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ a b c "Derelict Vessels" (PDF). U.S. National Response Team. 2011. p. 16. Retrieved December 13, 2013.  (Note: Includes two photographs.)
  4. ^ a b c Williams, Elaine (July 13, 2004). "Jean starts journey downriver; Sternwheeler finally catches a ride to Portland". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 

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