Vancouver in Clark County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Captain George Vancouver Monument
Boat of Discovery
October 31, 1792
Lt. William Broughton
Named This Area
For His Captain
October 31, 1992
“…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.”
Location. 45° 37.307′ N, 122° 40.434′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, Washington, in Clark County. 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.
Other nearby markers. 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 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 marker. 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.
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