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.

    http://uptherefilm.com/

  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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