Chinook Point

Also known as: Fort Columbia State Park
2 mi. SE of Chinook on U.S. 101, Chinook, Washington

Photos 

Photo taken by Jim Allen in Sept. 2011

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Street View 

Description 

Capt. Robert Grey's May 1792 discovery of the Columbia River at Chinook Point gave the United States a strong claim to the Pacific Northwest; a claim which was long disputed by Great Britain. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, July 4, 1961

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000747
Areas of significance
Military; Exploration/Settlement
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; B - Person
Property type
Site
Historic functions
Water-related; Conservation area
Current function
Park
Periods of significance
1800-1824; 1750-1799; 1825-1849
Significant years
1792; 1846

Update Log 

  • July 14, 2018: New photos from Leslie R Trick
  • May 20, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • November 16, 2016: New photos from Jim Allen
  • October 9, 2016: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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