Columbia's River. The Voyages of Robert Gray, 1787-1793. Northwest History, J. Richard Nokes.

Columbia's River. The Voyages of Robert Gray, 1787-1793.

Tacoma: Washington State Historical Society, 1991. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine copy in a Very Good plus dust jacket with a small tear to the front fold of the jacket. This copy is inscribed by the author to Oregon historian Herb Beale. Laid-in is a typed letter to Beale from the press's editor. This is the story of the Columbia River and its "discoverer", Robert Gray (for whom Gray's Harbor is named), who in two trading voyages between 1787 and 1793 captained the Columbia as it became the first American ship to circumnavigate the globe, and entered and explored the long-sought River of the West, naming it "Columbia's River" after his ship. With illustrations. Item #27559

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