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an American merchant sea captain who is known for his achievements in connection with two trading voyages to the northern Pacific coast of North America, between 1790 and 1793, which pioneered the American maritime fur trade in that region. In the course of those voyages, Gray explored portions of that coast and, in 1790, completed the first American circumnavigation of the world. Perhaps his most remembered accomplishment from his explorations was his coming upon and then naming of the Columbia River, in 1792 while on his second voyage.
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08/09/1790-Robert Gray's Columbia arrives in Boston after a three year journey, completing the first American circumnavigation of the globe.
05/07/1792-Captain Robert Gray discovers Grays Harbor (Washington)
05/11/1792-Columbia River discovered and named by U.S. Captain Robert Gray
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