Thursday, June 21, 2007

Aboard the Columbia

Here are a couple of views from on board the Columbia. While looking for some fun facts about the original Columbia sailing vessel (1836-1867), several websites cite the Columbia as one of the first U.S. naval ships to circumnavigate the globe. You mean it wasn't THE first? Inquiring minds want to know.


I like this unusual view. The friendly Indian chief on shore looks close enough to talk to. I'd ask him if that war bonnet is itchy.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The USS Potomac circumnavigated the globe from 1831 - 1834. I'm not sure if that was the first, though.

Matterhorn1959 said...

Do you think the Indian Chief would speak in English or are you fluent in Sioux?

Great images as always.

sundaynight said...

One of my favorite little seen places in DL is Columbia "below decks". Would love to see some images of that!

Rae! said...

Yes we want to know

Major Pepperidge said...

I speak using the Indian sign language, which I learned from watching many John Wayne movies. If you ever need to buy a used buffalo, I'll help you out.