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Near Corbett in Multnomah County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Broughton’s Expedition

 
 
Broughton’s Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 1, 2010
1. Broughton’s Expedition Marker
Inscription. Captain George Vancouver in a voyage of exploration to the Northwest coast of America ordered by the British Admiralty Office assigned Lieutenant William Robert Broughton, Commander of H.M.S. Chatham, to explore the navigable waters of the Columbia River with boat crews from his ship. This point marks the farthest inland reached by Broughton who camped overnight on an island within sight of this point on October 30, 1792. By appropriate ceremonies he took possession of the territory in the name of the British Crown. He made compass observations on the headland which he called Point Vancouver and on the mountain which he named after Viscount Hood, Admiral of the British Fleet.
 
Erected by Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Travel Information Council.
 
Location. 45° 32.567′ N, 122° 16.528′ W. Marker is near Corbett, Oregon, in Multnomah County. Marker is on Columbia River Highway (Interstate 84 at milepost 23), 8.6 miles west of Rooster Rock Park West-bound on ramp, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. The marker is located at the scenic rest area on Interstate 84 (West-bound only) in Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Marker is in this post office area: Corbett OR 97019, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Broughton’s Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Hawkins, August 21, 2016
2. Broughton’s Expedition Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel C. Lancaster (approx. 1.5 miles away); Vista House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Marshall N. Dana (approx. 1.5 miles away); Sandy River Bridge (approx. 4.9 miles away); Camas-Washougal War Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away in Washington); Crown Zellerbach Employee World War II Memorial (approx. 7.1 miles away in Washington); The First School in Camas (approx. 7.2 miles away in Washington); Discover Wahkeena Falls (approx. 7.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Corbett.
 
Also see . . .  Oregon Travel Information Council - Broughton's Expedition Audio Tour. (Submitted on November 25, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. ExplorationWaterways & Vessels
 
Wide view of the Broughton’s Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 1, 2010
3. Wide view of the Broughton’s Expedition Marker
Looking up the Columbia River from the end of navigable waters as it starts to narrow and cut through the Cascade Mountain Range.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 761 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Richard Hawkins of Phelan, California.   3. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on August 22, 2016.
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