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Clark County Historical Museum Speaker Series: “Vancouver Marine Park Boat Racing 1980”

July 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Clark County Historical Museum’s 2021 Speaker Series continues on Thursday, Aug. 5, with “Vancouver Marine Park Boat Racing 1980 and Tales from Boating History on the Columbia” with Jim Mockford. This is a free, virtual event. Attendees can join the show on Clark County Historical Museum’s YouTube channel. The stream will open at 6:45 p.m., with the show starting at 7 p.m.

From early Indigenous Nations to today, the Columbia River has long been an economic and recreational lifeline for the region. In this month’s Speaker Series, author and historian Jim Mockford explores the history of marine racing in Clark County, including a look at the Vancouver Marine Park Hobie Cat race in 1980 and Ridgefield’s upcoming Dragon Boat races.

Mockford is a historian and writer, specializing in Asian and Pacific studies. He attended Waseda University in Japan, graduated from the University of Oregon Honors College with a degree in Asian studies, and studied Chinese at the University of Washington. Jim has published essays in Sea History magazine of the National Maritime Historical Society, Mains’l Haul A Journal of Pacific Maritime History by the San Diego Maritime Museum, The Northern Mariner Le marin du nord quarterly by the Canadian Nautical Research Society and the North American Society for Oceanic History, Oregon Historical Quarterly, and Clark County History by the Clark County Historical Society.

For more information, contact the museum at 360-993-5679 or outreach@cchmuseum.org.


July 28
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Online via YouTube
WA United States