Capt. Gray’s Ship Columbia Crossing the Bar - May 11, 1792

Capt. Gray’s Ship Columbia Crossing the Bar - May 11, 1792     On May 11, 1792, Captain Robert Gray sailed his ship Columbia Rediviva into the mouth of the “Great River of the West”. Since the Columbia was the first large vessel to enter the river, Gray…(continue reading)

Columbia Meets HMS Discovery & Chatham - April 29, 1792

 Capt. Robert Gray's ship Columbia meeting Capt. George Vancouver's ships HMS Discovery and Chatham off the Northwest coast of America - April 29, 1792    The fur-trading ship Columbia Rediviva of Boston commanded by Captain Robert Gray is shown approaching the Northwest…(continue reading)