Functional art - commemorative brass marine propeller
DP015-2016 Posted Saturday, January 15
The Columbia River Maritime Museum is a fascinating place. One of its outside exhibits is this gorgeous brass and chrome marine propeller. It is a case of something functional having great beauty on its own. Normally I photograph information signs or placards that accompany such displays, but I failed to do so in this case. I was unsuccessful in learning anything about it from the internet. I believe it is a commemorative object, and was probably never installed on a ship. In the background are two other exhibits, a navigational marker that once alerted shipping to the mouth of the Columbia River and its infamous sand bar (the red tower-like structure is just the top of the marker), and the lightship Columbia, which served the same purpose prior to installation of the buoy.
Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria, Oregon
Taken September 27, 2010; edited January, 2016
Title (for legacy viewing on the Dailies): Functional art - commemorative brass marine propeller
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