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Willamette Falls Lock Fest returned in style Sept. 13


Photo Credit: STAFF PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Carlos Miranda explains to his sons, Samuel, 4, and Benjamin, 6, how the locks work.

On a sunny day along the Willamette River, West Linn celebrated one of its oldest historic landmarks during the annual Willamette Falls Lock Fest.

All day on Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., attendees gathered along the water for an array of events, including guided boat tours of the falls, music performances and a special 125th birthday celebration for the West Linn Paper Company.

The Review and Tidings photographer Vern Uyetake was on hand to capture some of Lock Fest’s best moments.

Jim Audritsh, left,  and Tom Nelson check out the working model of navigation locks.

Kelly Neumeier carries in one the celebration cakes.

Brian Konen, CEO of the West Linn Paper Company,  and Kyle Neumeier serve the cake.

Ben Rozes, 9, of Willamette, makes paper.

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