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Columbia's River

The Voyages of Robert Gray, 1787-1793
Nokes, J. Richard (Book - 1991)
Columbia's River
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The story of the Columbia River and its "discoverer", Robert Gray, who in two trading voyages between 1787 and 1793 captained the Columbia as it became the first American ship to circumnavigate the globe, and entered and explored the long-sought River of the West, naming it "Columbia's River" after his ship. With some 50 illustrations Published by The Washington State Historical Society, 315 No. Stadium Way, Tacoma, WA 98403. (c) by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
Authors: Nokes, J. Richard
Title: Columbia's river
the voyages of Robert Gray, 1787-1793
Publisher: Tacoma, Wash. : Washington State Historical Society, 1991
Characteristics: xviii, 352 p. :,ill., maps ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by J. Richard Nokes ; foreword by Louis Leonard Tucker
Notes: "Published in conjunction with the 1992 International Maritime Bicentennial."
ISBN: 0917048687
0917048679
Branch Call Number: 917.9504 N785c
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Columbia River Description and travel Northwest Coast of North America Description and travel Northwest Coast of North America Discovery and exploration Gray, Robert, 1755-1806 Travel Northwest Coast of North America
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Of all of the explorers sailing the northwest, Captain Gray, from Boston, was the one who found the Columbia River from the Pacific Ocean first.


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