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JEAN (steamboat)
Steamboat Jean at Portland 04 Oct 2009.JPG
Jean moored in Portland, Oregon, in 2009
Location North Portland Harbor, Columbia River, Portland, Oregon
Area less than one acre
Built 1938
Architectural style Steam-powered tugboat, former sternwheeler
NRHP reference No. 89001001
Added to NRHP August 8, 1989

The Sternwheeler Jean is a historic steamboat that operated on the Willamette River, in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is a 168-foot (51 m)-long tugboat (counting its paddle wheels, now removed), built in 1938 for the Western Transportation Company (a former Crown Zellerbach subsidiary) and in service until 1957. In August 1989, it was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in Nez Perce County, Idaho. At that time, it was located in Lewiston, Idaho, having been there since 1976. In Lewiston, its location changed from time to time, and Hells Gate State Park was among the locations where Jean was moored. As of 1997, it was still in Lewiston, afloat on the Snake River, but its operating equipment had been removed. Its private owner at that time, the James River Corporation, sold the tug in 1998. In July 2004, Jean was moved from Lewiston to Portland, Oregon. Subsequently, its twin paddle wheels have been removed.

Sternwheeler Jean in North Portland Harbor in 2006
Jean in Portland in 2006, before its paddle wheels were removed
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