Columbia River Maritime Museum (OR)

During the 2017-2018 school year, students from the state of Oregon and Aomori prefecture of Japan are embarking on a scientific and cultural exchange without ever leaving their classrooms, thanks to the Columbia River Maritime Museum. While the boats are at sea, students on opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean are tracking their movements.

The Boats

Hilda Lahti Elementary & Tanesashi Elementary

Sailing from U.S.: s/v Boat-a-Lahti | hull #002

Sailing from Japan: s/v East Ocean Friends | 東海の友人 | hull #006

Richmond Elementary & Kanehama Elementary

Sailing from U.S.: s/v Nishikaze | hull #007

Sailing from Japan: s/v Go! Go! Beach Maru | Go! Go! 金浜丸 | hull #008

Otto Petersen Elementary & Tanesashi Elementary

Sailing from U.S.: s/v Red, White & Blue Crew | hull #004 (track it)

Sailing from Japan: s/v Tanesashi Maru | 種差丸 | hull #005

Astor School & Okuki Elementary

Sailing from U.S.: s/v Lil’ Big Boat | hull #003

Sailing from Japan: s/v Okuki Maru | 大久喜丸 | hull #009

Cedar Park Middle School & Okuki Elementary

Sailing from U.S.: s/v Pacific Lotus | hull #010

Sailing from Japan: s/v Dream Okuki | ドリーム大久喜 | hull #011

Columbia River Maritime Museum Research Vessel

r/v Comcomly | hull #001