Thursday, June 23, 2016

Rolling on the River - Historical Maritime Exhibit Opening and Reception, Saturday July 2, 1:00 - 3:00 PM


The River Life Interpretive Center at Redmen Hall presents:
Rolling on the River-An Historical Maritime Exhibit Opening and Reception
Featuring the history of Sternwheelers, Steamboats, and Tug Boats on the Lower Columbia River.
This exhibit will include stories about the Captains of these boats, the River Pilots, the builders, and the histories of the Companies that managed the complex commerce these boats helped to develop.

Featured in this exhibit will be the place these boats and these people had in building today's busy presence on the River. Until roads were built in the 1930's, these boats were the only way to move logs, fish, dairy products, people, produce, and manufactured goods from communities on the River to the markets.

We will also be presenting the development of this traffic and why it is still so important today. This exhibit opens on Saturday, July 2nd, and runs through Labor Day Weekend. There will be special speakers on most Saturdays of the exhibit, starting with Peter Brix, the writer of a definitive history of the tug boat companies from sail to steam to the present day. He will be speaking and signing copies of his book on the history of the Tugboat companies on July 9th at 2:00 PM

Friends of Skamokawa’s River Life Interpretive Center is located at 1394 State Route 4 in Historic Skamokawa, Washington, 98647 
For questions and more information, please call (360) 795-3007 or email fos1894@gmail.com. 

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