Captain H. C. Baughman

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In an article in The Sunday Oregonian on December 11, 1921 stated that CAPTAIN BAUGHMAN IS DEAD Prominent Part Played in Development or River Navigation. The death of Captain Ephriam W. Baughman at Moscow, Idaho, December 5, marked the passing of one who played a prominent part In the development of steamboat navigation on I the Willamette and Columbia rivers. he commanded the first steamboat built in Oregon and received the first master’s license Issued on the Pacific coast. He died at the age of 86. Captain Baughman came to Oregon by ox-team In 1850 and began his steamboaing career the following year as fireman of the steamer Lot Whltcomb. At this time J. C. Alnsworth was captain of the boat and Jacob Kamm was engineer. Captain Baughman succeeded to the command of the Lot Whltcomb when only 21 years, after an Inspector had come all the way from New…

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