New Zealand Lumber is Barged to LewistonLewiston Tribune - November 10, 1999
Cargo containers of dimensional lumber headed for Fruitland, Idaho, have been riding barges upriver to the Port of Lewiston for the past few months.
"I think we'll average about 15 containers a month," Port Manager David R. Doeringsfeld told the three port commissioners at their monthly meeting Tuesday.
The lumber is from New Zealand and loaded onto the barges at the Port of Portland.
Few other products ride barges up the Columbia and Snake rivers to Lewiston, so this is a new development for the port.
Currently, about the only products traveling upriver are unloaded at the Port of Wilma near Clarkston, which is receiving petroleum, diesel fuel, stove oil and fertilizer.
Also Tuesday, port commissioners agreed to contribute $1,000 to the Pacific Northwest Ports Association to combat advertising appearing in the New York Times in favor of breaching the four Lower Snake River dams.
The advertising campaign consists of four, full-page advertisements and is sponsored by several environmental organizations, according to information provided to the port by the ports association.
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