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U.S.S. Peacock by Haley Best

The U.S.S. Peacock, a ten-gun, three-masted sloop, was the first ship outfitted by the U.S. government for scientific exploration. Part of the U.S. Exploring …

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Oregon Encyclopedia

Shipwrecks in Oregon by Chris Dewey

Approximately three thousand ships have met their fate in Oregon waters. Many wrecks occurred at river bars where strong currents carrying sand and other deposits …

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Oregon Encyclopedia

James D. Saules (1806?-1850s) by Kenneth R. Coleman

James D. Saules was a black American sailor and musician who arrived in Oregon in 1841 as part of the U.S. Exploring Expedition. He …

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Oregon Encyclopedia

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