Details For Cover ID# 29217

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Oct 21, 21
Edited on:Oct 21, 21
Postmark: Jan 25, 1916
Origin: Astoria, Oregon, UNITED STATES
Destination: Colville, Washington, UNITED STATES

2c carmine Mercantile Issue postal entire, die 6 (U411e) with Astoria, Ore. Jan. 25, 1916 flag cancel to Colville, Wash, corner card of the Naval Base Committee, Astoria, Oregon. UPPS no. 1745, wmk. 17, size 23, knife 110.

The Naval Base Committee of Astoria, Oregon was chaired by F.C. Harley, a local businessman and author of newspaper articles extolling business opportunities in Astoria. The Committee promoted the establishment of a U.S. Navy base at the mouth of the Columbia River. The Committee's efforts were ultimately successful. In 1919, the United States Congress approved the construction of a submarine and destroyer base on Tongue Point, a peninsula jutting into the Columbia River east of Astoria. Construction was not started until 1921 and the naval base was completed in 1924. The Naval Air Station at Tongue Point played an important role in WWII for coastal patrols by seaplanes. Tongue Point was also the location of the U.S. Naval Ship Yard Tongue Point for pre-commissioning and commissioning escort aircraft carriers built in shipyards in the Portland-Vancouver area during the war.

Owner's ID: 2546
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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