Back to the Drawing Board

In the section titled, “Old Ships, New Ships, Ships of the Future!” in the Port of Vancouver’s spring Community Re:Port, we asked children what ships would look like 100 years from now. Will they have robot crews? Will they be like floating cities? We then challenged them to grab a piece of paper and put […]

Boots Kadow and her Coffeemobile

September 18th 1962 – The NY Journal of Commerce mentions Archer Daniels Midland Company grain elevator facility at the Port of Vancouver . . . and during the same year, Beulah “Boots” Kadow began operating the Coffeemobile truck on the Vancouver waterfront. From 1962 to 1981, Beulah “Boots” Kadow had a near bird’s eye view […]

Centennial Moment #7: Moving Cargo with Jerry Johnston

This centennial moment was originally presented to the port’s Board of Commissioners on August 28, 2012, by Jerry Johnston, retired ILWU Local 4 President who spent 40 years working on the port’s docks. Thank you Jerry! The list of cargoes that have moved through the Port of Vancouver over the past 100 years is long and varied. […]

In Good Company

More than 200 waterfront workers were welcomed to this year’s Waterfront Appreciation Lunch by Port of Vancouver USA administrative staff on Terminal 2 last week. Famous Dave’s Barbeque served pulled pork, chicken, ribs, potato salad, and warmed corn bread to hungry longshore workers and stevedores. Each year, the port serves lunch to longshoremen in an […]