Fort Vancouver Tapestry

6. Lt. Broughton

A long boat arrives

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Sponsored by: Captain C.S. & Grace Wetherell
In 1792, Captain George Vancouver anchored the HMS Discovery at the mouth of the Columbia River and sent a longboat commanded by Lieutenant William Broughton upriver to explore. In 11 days they rowed as far as present day Washougal. Broughton mapped the river, took copious notes on everything they observed and named Mt. Hood in honor of British admiral, Lord Samuel Hood.  The City of Vancouver is named for his captain, George Vancouver. The greeting is in English.