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Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Tina Bar and D.B. Cooper, Washington"
Includes ... Tina Bar ... Tena Bar ... D.B. Cooper ...
Image, 2011, D.B. Cooper, 40 years later, Tina Bar, Washington, click to enlarge
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Captured from television news, D.B. Cooper, 40 years later, KOIN TV. Image taken November 23, 2011.


In 1980 money from skyjacker "D.B. Cooper" was found on the Columbia River shoreline at Tina Bar.


Tina Bar ...
Tina Bar is the local name for a stretch of beach located along the Washington side of the Columbia River at River Mile (RM) 97. Upstream is Caterpillar Island and two miles downstream is Post Office Lake, the location of Lewis and Clark's campsite of November 4, 1805. Tina Bar borders on the property of the Fazio Brothers Sand Company.

D.B. Cooper ...
Tina Bar is where, in February 1980, a nine-year-old boy found remains of some of the ransom money of skyjacker D.B. Cooper. In 1971 a "Dan Cooper" skyjacked a plane, demanded money, and then jumped. Initially investigators thought Cooper jumped while over Ariel, Washington, on the Lewis River Drainage. However, with the money being found upstream of where the Lewis River merges with the Columbia River, it is now presumed that Cooper possibly jumped while over the Washougal River Watershed. In July 2016, after 45 years of searching, the FBI closed the D.B. Cooper case, leaving this to be the only unsolved skyjacking in American history.

"The Story" ...
"On the dark and stormy Thanksgiving Eve of November 24, 1971, a skyjacker calling himself "Dan Cooper" commandeers a Northwest Orient Airlines 727 shortly after it takes off from Portland, Oregon, for Seattle. After collecting a ransom of $200,000 and four parachutes in Seattle, the skyjacker (erroneously dubbed "D. B. Cooper" due to a misunderstanding by a reporter during a press briefing) directs the crew to fly to Mexico. Somewhere over southwest Washington state, while the crew is in the cockpit, he lowers the plane's tail stairway and vanishes into the rainy night. Fragments of the ransom money will be found on a Columbia River bank in 1980, and multiple theories about his identity will abound. But no one will be able to figure out for sure who Dan Cooper was, or if he dies that night or lives to profit from his crime. As of 2011 the case is still open. "


Source:    "www.historylink.org", The Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History", 2014.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

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All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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