Knappton Cove Heritage Center The Historic Columbia River Quarantine Station
Knappton Cove Heritage CenterThe Historic Columbia River Quarantine Station 

Photos from Past Events

Welcome!

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service welcomed 11 new U.S. Citizens on Sept. 16, 2016 at Knappton Cove. They were from Korea, Thailand, South Africa, Canada, El Salvador, and Mexico. Click here for video.

Photos from the Archives

Above:  Agnes Oswald ship moored at Knappton Cove for quarantine procedures, 1903.

Above:  U.S. Columbia River Quarantine Station, 1899-1938.

Above:  Columbia River Quarantine Station Personnel, 1906.

Above:  U.S. Marine Hospital Service office in Astoria, OR.

Contact Us Today!

Nancy Anderson, Director


Phone: 1-503-738-5206

 

E-mail: knapptoncove@gmail.com

 

** Temporarily Closed** Until It's Safe to Open

 

Typically Open:

July-September Weekends

Saturday & Sunday, 1-4 pm

 

Address:

521 WA State Rte 401

(See 'How to Find Us' page for detailed information)

Exhibits

 

*Click links for

short video exhibit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Check out Nancy's interview on Coast Radio's ARTS - Live & Local with Carol Newman. She talks about Women's History in the Public Health Service at Knappton Cove. The interview starts about 5 minutes in to the podcast.
 
Read more details about the history of Knappton Cove in Nancy's Book, The Columbia River's "Ellis" Island. Available for purchase on Amazon--$5 of every book goes toward the preservation of this historic site.

New Book!

By Board Member Friedrich E. Schuler, Professor of History at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.

A Shield for the Columbia Book Cover

A Shield for the Columbia offers the stories behind the founding of the quarantine station of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) in Knappton Cove, Washington and Astoria, Oregon at the mouth of the Columbia, the nation's second largest river. It is a compelling account of unlikely political and economic alliances featuring the United States Marine Hospital Service (USMHS), transpacific shipping lines, Astoria's business community, and members of the U.S. Congress.

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