September 21, 2017

Pacifica Attorney Helps Preserve U.S. Columbia River Quarantine Station

The Knappton Cove Heritage Center, a Washington nonprofit organization, works to preserve and promote the U.S. Columbia River Quarantine Station, a national historic site considered to be the Ellis Island of the Columbia River. The Station is located on the north side of the Columbia River, across from Astoria, Oregon, and from 1899 to 1938, the federal government used the Station to quarantine immigrants with diseases like yellow fever and smallpox. Pacifica attorney, Andrew Zellers, worked with the Heritage Center to evaluate restrictions on the Station property and ultimately to transfer it to a third party to ensure the Station’s continued preservation and operation as a historical and an educational center.