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
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
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 89001001[1][2]
Added to NRHP August 8, 1989[2]

The Sternwheeler Jean is a historic steamboat that operated on the Willamette River, in the U.S. state of Oregon. She is a 168-foot (51 m)-long tugboat (counting her 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, she was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in Nez Perce County, Idaho.[2] At that time, she was located in Lewiston, Idaho, having been there since 1976.[4] In Lewiston, her location changed from time to time, and Hells Gate State Park was among the locations where Jean was moored.[4] As of 1997, she was still in Lewiston, afloat on the Snake River, but her operating equipment had been removed. Her private owner at that time, the James River Corp., sold the tug in 1998.[3] In July 2004, Jean was moved from Lewiston to Portland, Oregon.[3][4] Subsequently, her twin paddle wheels have been removed.

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


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  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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