The Port of Kalama Interpretive Center is close to where our ship was docked. We have been watching 1883 and really enjoyed it. We can’t wait for season 2 and the new show 1932 I was happy to see a covered wagon and check it out. There is not a lot of room inside. It had to have been hard to decide what to take

A sign in Center said that between 1843 and 1859, half a million people packed their belongings into a covered wagon like this one and made the 2,000 mile journey to Oregon Washington and California to claim the promise of land

Some totem poles in Kalama. The biggest one is on the ground. Once I got back to our room, I had to do some research. There were four totem poles featuring mythical forms, symbols and creatures of the Pacific Northwest Native American Culture the tallest pole was carved from a 700 year old western red cedar and is 140 feet. According to local tourism it is the largest one piece totem in the world

But over 48 years, wind and rain have taken their toll on the totems. Concerned that the elements would bring down the tallest pole and hurt someone, the Port of Kalamazoo decided to take it down on 2018. I could not find any info on any future plans and I only saw 3 poles. By the time I finished my research it was too late to go check for the 4th pole

June 10, 2022

The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center had some glass fishing floats hanging from the ceiling. We have two large ones – a red one and a blue one – that we bought years ago when Michael was stationed in Japan. Little did we know then that we would be living near the Chesapeake Bay. The glass floats are now in our screened in porch

I did some research and discovered glass floats are no longer used by fisherman, but many of them are still afloat – mainly in the Pacific