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"American Empress" ... (formerly "Empress of the North")
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Image, 2017, Chinook Landing Marine Park, click to enlarge
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"American Empress" as seen from Chinook Landing Marine Park, Troutdale, Oregon. Image taken March 19, 2017.


"American Empress" ...
(formerly "Empress of the North") ...
The 360-foot long 223-passenger four-deck paddleboat was built in 2002 and debuted as the "Empress of the North" in 2003. Between 2003 and 2008 the boat cruised between the Columbia River and Alaska's Inside Passage.

"Formerly the Empress of the North, the opulent white riverboat with bright red stern wheel plied the waters of the Columbia and Alaska from 2003-08. When the company that owned it went bankrupt, the boat reverted to U.S. government control due to a loan that had helped fund its construction on Washington’s Whidbey Island. ... In its former life as the Empress of the North, the riverboat famously ran aground in the Columbia off Washougal, Wash., in 2006 ..." [Terry Richard, "OregonLive.com" website, April 5, 2014, seen November 2017]

In 2013 the "Empress of the North" was bought by the American Queen Steamship Compnay, renamed "American Empress" in 2014, and began service on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.



"American Empress" ("Empress of the North")

  • "American Empress" ... (2017)
  • "Empress of the North" ... (2006)
  • "Empress of the North" ... (2004)


"American Empress" ... (2017)

Image, 2017, Chinook Landing Marine Park, click to enlarge
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"American Empress" as seen from Chinook Landing Marine Park, Troutdale, Oregon. Image taken March 19, 2017.
Image, 2017, Chinook Landing Marine Park, click to enlarge
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"American Empress" as seen from Chinook Landing Marine Park, Troutdale, Oregon. Prune Hill, Washington, is in the background. Image taken March 19, 2017.
Image, 2017, Chinook Landing Marine Park, click to enlarge
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"American Empress" as seen from Chinook Landing Marine Park, Troutdale, Oregon. Prune Hill and Lady Island, Washington, are in the background. Image taken March 19, 2017.
Image, 2017, Chinook Landing Marine Park, click to enlarge
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"American Empress" as seen from Chinook Landing Marine Park, Troutdale, Oregon. Prune Hill and Lady Island, Washington, are in the background. Image taken March 19, 2017.


"Empress of the North" ... (2006)

Image, 2006, Empress of the North, Columbia River, click to enlarge
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Empress of the North, Columbia River, as seen from Fisher's Landing, Washington. Image taken March 26, 2006.
Image, 2006, Empress of the North, Cathedral Park, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Empress of the North, Willamette River, Cathedral Park, St. Johns, Oregon. Image taken February 5, 2006.


"Empress of the North" ... (2004)

Image, 2004, Mount Hood from Hayden Island, under the I-5 Bridge, click to enlarge
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Mount Hood, Oregon, and the Empress of the North, from Hayden Island. View from under the Interstate 5 bridge, Columbia River. Image taken March 29, 2004.
Image, 2004, Empress of the North, Hayden Island, click to enlarge
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Empress of the North, at Hayden Island. Image taken March 29, 2004.
Image, 2004, Empress of the North, Hayden Island, click to enlarge
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Empress of the North, at Hayden Island. Image taken March 29, 2004.
Image, 2004, Interstate 5 Bridge and the cruise ship 'Empress of the North', click to enlarge
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Interstate 5 Bridge and the paddlewheel cruise ship "Empress of the North". View from Hayden Island, Oregon. Image taken March 29, 2004.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, ...
 




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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:
  • "OregonLive.com" website, 2014, seen November 2017;


All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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