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Offbeat Oregon: Buck Rogers-style police boat didn???t work out

On the morning of April 23, 1936, the city of Portland was proudly preparing to launch its new harbor patrol boat, the Jack Luihn. It was going to be a big deal. Mayor LaGuardia of New York City was in town and had been invited to come to the event. And the boat itself was truly revolutionary.   Oregon’s own wizardly inventor The Jack Luihn was the brainchild of one Victor Wiegand Strode, ...

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