Mosaic Kids Blog: Fort Columbia at the Mouth of the Columbia River

By Evan, age 9.

We were in Astoria with the boat because we were getting ready to head up to the Puget Sound. One day, we drove across the bridge to visit my cousins. Driving to see them, we passed Fort Columbia and I wanted to go. So we decided to go. We came up with some questions to answer during our visit.

 

When was it built? 1896-1906, 10 years.

Did it ever work with cannons? Yes.

Did it defend the Columbia River? Yes.

Was there a defensive wall? No.

Did they have booby traps? No.

Did they have electricity? Yes.

Did they have roofs? Yes.

Who were they defending against? Enemy warships.

Did they have any pet birds? I don’t know.

What did they eat? Army-issue food and locally produced eggs, bread, veggies, milk, butter.

Do they have trees? Yes.

How many people were there? Greater population than nearby towns.

Does anybody still live there? Yes.

How many buildings were there? 24.

Evan studies an informational sign at Fort Columbia

Fort Columbia State Park Home Schooling Field Trip

Fort Columbia State Park Home Schooling Field Trip

Fort Columbia State Park Home Schooling Field Trip

Homeschooled cruising boat kids explore Fort Columbia

Homeschooled cruising boat kids explore Fort Columbia

Homeschooled cruising boat kids explore Fort Columbia

Boat kids report on Fort Columbia for homeschool project

Fort Columbia Informational Sign

Remnants of the old supply dock at Fort Columbia

2 thoughts on “Mosaic Kids Blog: Fort Columbia at the Mouth of the Columbia River

  1. Evan, This is fantastic. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I liked the questions of what they are and if they had pets. I’d ask the same questions.

    You rocked your first report and post.

    Prowd of you Capt. 9, Carrie

    PS. Missing you and out salutes.

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    • Hi Carrie!
      We miss you, too. When will you get to come to the Puget Sound?
      Also, Kali would like you to know that she is the one that came up with the pet bird question.
      Thanks for commenting. I think the report is good, too. I’m glad you like it.

      Evan

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