Salem, Oregon - Pretty As A Postcard
Passengers board the riverboat Willamette Queen at its home port in Salem, Oregon for an historical venture down the Willamette River to Portland. The Willamette Queen is the first sternwheeler to make the trip since 1916 when riverboat travel between the two cities was discontinued. High water required the boat's two smoke stacks be 'reclined' to gain a bare 2 feet of clearance beneath one of Salem's bridges. A highlight of the two-day excusion was passage through the locks at Willamette Falls in Oregon City. Captain Richard Chesbrough was at the helm.