Garibaldi in Tillamook County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Captain Robert Gray
On 7 May 1792 he discovered Gray's Harbor, Washington. On 17 May 1792 Captain Gray discovers the "Great River of the West" which he named Columbia's River. This feat alone resulted in the United States finally acquiring the Oregon Territory out of which were carved the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and parts of Montana and Wyoming for the United States of America.
America's first space shuttle was name Columbia after Captain Gary's ship, the first to carry the American flag around the globe. --
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Exploration • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 45° 33.546′ N, 123° 55.674′ W. Marker is in Garibaldi, Oregon, in Tillamook County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 101 and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 101. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 US Highway 101, Garibaldi OR 97118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Captain Robert Gray (here, next to this marker); A Way of Life Centered around a 1-Ton Crystal Lens (approx. 5.6 miles away); Kelly Building (approx. 8.2 miles away); Mill Stone (approx. 8.2 miles away); Tillamook County (approx. 8.2 miles away); Steam Donkey (approx. 8.2 miles away); Tillamook Hotel (approx. 8.2 miles away); Beals Building (approx. 8.2 miles away).
More about this marker. The statue of Captain Robert Gray is in front of the Garibaldi Maritime Museum.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.