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Near Garibaldi in Tillamook County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Captain Robert Gray

 
 
Captain Robert Gray Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 22, 2017
1. Captain Robert Gray Marker
Inscription. commanding the sloop, "Lady Washington" left Boston in October 1787 on a trading voyage to the West Coast of North America, seeking otter furs. To his small crew of about a dozen men, Gray soon added Markus Lopeus, who boarded at the Cape Verde Islands off West Africa. Rounding the tip of South America and sailing north, the "Lady Washington" traded along the coast, reaching Tillamook Bay in August of 1788. Trading with the native Tillamook went on for several days, until a dispute over a cutlass led to the death of crewman Lopeus and the hasty departure of the "Lady Washington." Lopeus was the earliest documented person of African descent to enter present-day Oregon. Gray returned to Boston via China, the first American to circumnavigate the globe. On a return voyage aboard the "Columbia Rediviva" in 1792, Captain Gray entered the Columbia River, now named for his ship.
 
Erected by Oregon Department of Transportation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Beaver Boards marker series.
 
Location. 45° 33.546′ N, 123° 55.674′ W. Marker is near Garibaldi, Oregon, in Tillamook County. Marker is on U.S. 101 near Bayview Forest Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map.
Captain Robert Gray Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 22, 2017
2. Captain Robert Gray Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 14170 North Highway 101,, Garibaldi OR 97118, United States of America.
 
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).
 
Also see . . .  Oregon Travel Experience - Captain Robert Gray. (Submitted on February 2, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
 
Categories. ExplorationWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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