The Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition requested that the attached article be published online for so the West Linn community can read this article about the work at Willamette Falls. The attached article is reprinted with permission from the Wilsonville Spokesman.
On the edge
Wilsonville's Marine Industrial Construction works hand in hand with PGE to clear debris from Willamette Falls and its dam
By: Josh Kulla
The Bernert family has worked on the Willamette River for nearly as long as Oregon has been a state. Beginning in the 1860s, the company has mined the local aggregate, manufactured gravel and roamed the Willamette, dredging the muddy river bottom and shipping goods downstream to the Port of Portland.