Ainsworth, John C. (Portland)

John C. Ainsworth (1822-1893)

Capt. J. C. Ainsworth (Oregon pioneer river captain, founder and builder of the Oregon Steam Navigation Co., founder of the Ainsworth National Bank which later became the United States National Bank, was a well known figure in Oregon History. Photographs he had taken of Tillamook Lighthouse were shown at the first Oregon Camera Club’s exhibition held in October 1898 despite his passing five years earlier.