“I absolutely love ‘Ocian in View’ because I get to use every aspect of my training, education and life experience to explain what this area was like in the late 18th century,” said Washington State Historical Society tour guide Jim Sayce. “Rarely do we get to free our minds to take a fresh look at something in such depth.”
Among the many ‘Ocian in View’ highlights are:
• A fascinating discussion about the traditional tribal canoe by Chinook Indian Tribe chairman Ray Gardner;
• An entertaining bus tour led by Sayce, retracing the explorations of Euro-American sailors before the days of Lewis and Clark;
• The dedication of a stunning bronze California condor sculpture crafted by nationally-known artist Bart Kenworthy;
• The official introduction of a large-scale replica of the 2005 Lewis and Clark nickel, attended by Andrew E. Cier, the photographer whose image inspired its design.
'Ocian in View' is presented by a partnership of community non-profit organizations, led by the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum and the Pacific County Friends of Lewis and Clark. For general program and destination information, please call the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau at 1.800.451.2542. For a complete schedule of ‘Ocian in View’ events, please access www.funbeach.com/events/oiv/index.html . For destination information, go to www.funbeach.com .