Tall Ship Visits Portland

A fully rigged three-masted sailing ship sits tied to the seawall between the Morrison and Burnside Bridges in 1968. This is likely the Nippon Maru, a sail training ship built for the Imperial Japanese Navy in 1931. Harbor Drive had not yet been removed to make way for Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

(City of Portland Archives)

3 Responses to “Tall Ship Visits Portland”

  1. Nutmegger Workshop Says:

    Tom McCall Park was a GREAT idea. I didn’t know there was access to the riverfront like we see here back then. I thought the guard rail was right at the edge. On another ghost sign note, has anyone seen this 12 minute video paying homage to the lost art? It’s fantastic.


  2. chris B Says:

    check out the sailor at the top of the main mast.

  3. Rebel Metropolis | The Portland Riverfront that Almost Was Says:

    […] unfamiliar. Portland’s history of halting harmful highways like the Mt. Hood Freeway and┬áHarbor Drive is well documented. In the 1960s, bright citizens enforced the power of community organizing to […]

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