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Esther Short in Vancouver in Clark County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Captain George Vancouver Monument

Boat of Discovery

 
 
Captain George Vancouver Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 12, 2008
1. Captain George Vancouver Monument Marker
Inscription.  
[Panel 1]:
Captain George Vancouver Monument
October 31, 1792
Lt. William Broughton
Named This Area
For His Captain

Dedicated
October 31, 1992

[Panel 2]:
Boat of Discovery

“…The real story of George Vancouver and other explorers of the Pacific Northwest is not in one great voyage. It is in the hundreds of lesser voyages made by the small boats, thoroughness and unfailing courage with which these tasks were carried out through the long years of exploration of the Great River of the West, the Columbia River.”
 
Erected 1992.
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1776.
 
Location. 45° 37.307′ N, 122° 40.434′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, Washington, in Clark County. It is in Esther Short. Marker is on Columbia Street near 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Columbia Street, Vancouver WA 98660, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain George Vancouver Monument Plaza (here, next to this marker); United States Army Arrives (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Busy Place Is This (approx. 0.2 miles away); Heart of a Trading Empire (approx. ¼ mile away); Esther Short (approx. 0.3 miles away); A River of Settlers (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Red Cross Convalescent House (approx. half a mile away); The Artillery Barracks (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
 
More about this monument. The unclad keel of a long boat made of steel and painted red. It sits high over a walkway, and is supported by two pyramidal concrete bases with polished black granite facings, one under each end. The bases are on either side of the brick-walled walkway and the boat keel acts as an arch over it. The sculpture is placed in a plaza of sloping, rounded brick-topped walls.
 
Captain George Vancouver Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 12, 2008
2. Captain George Vancouver Monument Marker
Captain George Vancouver Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 12, 2008
3. Captain George Vancouver Monument Marker
View is looking north up Columbia Street. Panel 1 is on the right, panel 2 on the left as you pass under the "boat keel."
Captain George Vancouver Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 12, 2008
4. Captain George Vancouver Monument Marker
Marker is in the picture's center. In the near right is the Captain George Vancouver Monument Plaza marker(see nearby markers for more information). In the distant background is the Interstate 5 bridge crossing the Columbia River between Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR.
Captain George Vancouver Monument image. Click for full size.
March 28, 2007
5. Captain George Vancouver Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,426 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   5. submitted on June 24, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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