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The Columbia Expidition At Coos Bay Library
Celebrate the tall ships! The Coos Bay Boat Building Center and Coos Bay Library host “Hit and Run History – The Columbia Expedition” host
& producer Andrew Buckley at the library on Sunday, May 12th at 7pm.
USCG-licensed Master Mariner, NAUI-certified scuba diver,
Massachusetts-licensed commercial fisherman, and first-class story-teller, Buckley is the foremost historian on the Columbia Expedition, having followed it for 15 years around the world.
He founded Hit and Run History in 2008 to bring this story and others to a global audience. The series examines the players involved in the Columbia Expedition, the first American ship to circumnavigate the globe. In the Pacific Northwest, a segment was filmed the mouth of
the Columbia River as the replica tall ship Lady Washington enters to
meet the Chinook Indian nation. Along the way, various landmarks and
local historians are visited. In the prologue to the Hit and Run History/WGBH web series, the crew tracks down the oldest and rarest of all American coins: The Columbia and Washington Medal.
At their first stop in Cape Verde, swords were drawn in the
streets to try to keep men from jumping ship. By the time they
approached the Falklands, officers were at each other’s throats.
This is a great unknown story, and this episodic documentary – part
history, part travel, part adventure, part gonzo journalism – brings it to light, chapter-by-chapter. Everyone is welcome to attend this free informative and engaging presentation at Coos Bay Public Library in the Myrtlewood Room. Seating is limited to 85. For more information call Tom Leahy at 541-217-4365.