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Debra Baldwin

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CG-44300 is mounted on 40-foot steel pilings driven into the ground and welded in place at a 30 degree pitch and 30 degree roll which is typical of conditions on the Columbia River bar according to coxswains. It was the prototype for 44-foot motor lifeboats and built in September of 1961 at the United States Coast Guard yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland. It first was sent to Chatham, MA, for testing in 1962, then to Yaquina Bay, Oregon from 1962 to 1981 and finally to the National Motor Lifeboat School at Cape Disappointment, Washington from 1981 to1996. The museum received it soon after it was decommissioned in 1997 and stored it on their property until the exhibit was put in place in 2000-2002.
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Crossing the Columbia Bar at Oregon’s Columbia River Maritime Museum
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