In 1792, Captain Robert Gray navigated his ship, the Columbia Rediviva, into a hidden river entrance. In doing so, he discovered one of America's largest rivers, and quickly named it after his trusty boat. Gray would be best remembered for his foray into the Columbia River, but that leg of the journey was just one part of his explorations throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Garibaldi Maritime Museum honors his voyages ?and those of others?with models and displays about sailing in the 18th century.
Eye Catcher: An eight-foot-tall reproduction of the figurehead of the Columbia, which was also the first U.S. ship to circle the globe without a big push from a whale
Permanent Mainstay: A half-model of the Columbia shows how the ship was provisioned for its journeys
Don't Miss: An exhibit on the history of the city of Garibaldi fills an entire wing of the museum with turn-of-the-century photos and artifacts
For the Little Ones: Staff costumed in tri-tip hats help kids to solve ship-construction puzzles and handle items such as hard tack and tea bricks
Instructors build confidence in beginning and intermediate riders during lessons that guide students through the skill milestones of English riding en route to entry-level jumping and dressage. Early instruction is divided between time in the saddle and grooming in the stable, which can include everything from pre-ride brushing to giving a horse an impressive new paint job. As the rider’s skills progress, less time is needed to fulfill grooming duties, leaving more time for riding. Inclement weather poses no problem for aspiring equestrians, as the training center includes an indoor arena to complement its outdoor trails.