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Garibaldi Maritime MuseumThe Garibaldi Museum is nestled between the base of Captain Robert Gray Mountain and the Tillamook Bay in Garibaldi, Oregon. The museum is chartered to preserve the maritime heritage of the Pacific Northwest by collecting information concerning Captain Robert Gray and Captain Robert Gray's historical vessels, the Lady Washington and the Columbia Rediviva.

The museum displays the 18th century sailing world by telling the story of Captain Robert Gray and the trade with native Americans of the Pacific Northwest.

Among the museum displays are models of the Columbia and Lady Washington, an eight foot tall reproduction of the Columbia's figurehead, a half model of the Columbia showing how the ship was provisioned for the long voyage, as well as reproductions of the clothing of the seafarers and musical instruments.

One wing features the history of the City of Garibaldi, displaying pictures and artifacts from the turn of the century.

Visitors of all ages will find interest in the museum. Handicapped accessible and group and children friendly, the Museum features interactive exhibits that combine history with cutting-edge technology.

While exhibits are geared to all ages, children are encouraged to have hands-on activities with most exhibits and demonstrations. Some of the friendly exhibits includes cooperage (wood buckets) puzzle, ship construction puzzle, 18th century toys and children's attire and clothing of the ordinary seaman and captain.

A table with examples of 18th century foods and cutlery is fascinating to all ages. Tea bricks, hard tack and tobacco twist are readily available for all to handle.

Most impressive is the half model of the Columbia, showing how the ship was provisioned for the three year journey.
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