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Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Columbia River: Views from Airliners"
Includes ... Reed Island ... Sandy River ... Blue Lake ... Government Islands ... Interstate 205 Bridge ...

Image, 2012, Miller Island to the John Day Dam, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Columbia River from Miller Island to the John Day Dam, including the Deschutes River drainage and the wind turbines on the hills below Goldendale, Washington, as seen from airliner heading towards PDX. Mid afternoon, clouds, gray, and drizzle. Image taken April 24, 2012.


Image, 2012, The Dalles, Oregon, click to enlarge
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The Dalles, Oregon, including The Dalles Bridge and The Dalles Dam (right), as seen from airliner heading towards PDX. Mid afternoon, clouds, gray, and drizzle. Image taken April 24, 2012.


Image, 2010, Mount Hood and Mount Jefferson, click to enlarge
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Mount Hood (left) and Mount Jefferson (right background), as seen from airliner leaving PDX. Early morning. Image taken September 28, 2010.
Image, 2010, Mount Hood, click to enlarge
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Mount Hood, as seen from airliner leaving PDX. Early morning. Image taken September 28, 2010.


Image, 2010, Reed Island, click to enlarge
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Columbia River with Reed Island with Steigerwald Lake NWR behind Reed Island. View from airliner landing at PDX. Day overcast and drizzly. Image taken October 10, 2010.


Image, 2012, Reed, Gary, and Flag Islands, click to enlarge
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The Columbia River looking towards Washington State, showing Reed Island. On the Oregon side is a marshy un-named "island", and then Gary and Flag Islands. Also shows Steigerwald Lake NWR behind Reed Island. View from airliner heading towards PDX. Mid afternoon, clouds, gray, and drizzle. Image taken April 24, 2012.


Image, 2010, Sandy River, click to enlarge
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Sandy River, as seen from airliner landing at PDX. Day overcast and drizzly. Image taken October 10, 2010.


Image, 2012, Fairview and Blue Lakes, Government Islands, click to enlarge
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Fairview Lake (foreground) and Blue Lake (behind), with McGuire, Government, and Ackerman Islands on the Columbia. View from airliner heading towards PDX. Mid afternoon, clouds, gray, and drizzle. Image taken April 24, 2012.


Image, 2010, Government Island, Ackerman Island, and McGuire Island, click to enlarge
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Three islands of the Government Island Complex. From front to back - McGuire Island, Government Island, and Ackerman Island. View from airliner landing at PDX. Day overcast and drizzly. Image taken October 10, 2010.
Image, 2010, Government Island and McGuire Island, click to enlarge
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Three islands of the Government Island Complex. From front to back - McGuire Island, Government Island, and Ackerman Island (just barely visible). View from airliner landing at PDX. Day overcast and drizzly. Image taken October 10, 2010.


Image, 2010, Interstate 205 Bridge, click to enlarge
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Interstate 205 Bridge crosses Government Island, as seen from airliner landing at PDX. Day overcast and drizzly. Image taken October 10, 2010.


Image, 2012, Interstate 205 and Government Island, click to enlarge
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Interstate 205 and Government Island. View from airliner heading towards PDX. Mid afternoon, clouds, gray, and drizzle. Image taken April 24, 2012.


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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May 2012