Last look around the museum

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There was so much to see at the Columbia River Maritime Museum! There were, as expected, classic model ships, a micro view of maritime life.

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No maritime museum would be complete without a little scrimshaw. This interesting piece was carved on an ostrich egg.

Astoria OR

Our original plan was to breeze through the maritime museum and then explore the beautiful little city of Astoria, where it’s located. Perhaps we’d have a little lunch and then head on to our family visit in Portland. Nope. We spent hours in the museum and never made it onto the boats exhibited outside. This is one of the few shots I took of Astoria, before the museum. Sweet looking place, no? We’ve must go back. And, yes. We’ll hit the museum again, too.

Here’s a link to the museum if you want to learn more about it.

Final reminder to City Daily Photo bloggers: The photo challenge for February 1st is If you had to leave forever the city from which you usually post, what would you miss most?

7 thoughts on “Last look around the museum”

  1. Yes yes yes. A fine museum, Kay. There is a maritime museum in Salem, Massachusetts, which has scrimshaw collections that are just dazzling and that egg would fit in nicely with the others on whale bone.

    A return visit to Astoria is definitely in order for you and your viewers.

  2. I can readily understand your delay in leaving this museum. Scrimshaw is special, and your photograph illustrates the technique clearly.

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