Sport & Industry Fishing

The Pacific Northwest is world famous for the delicious salmon and other fish that come from the Pacific Ocean. However, the fishing industry has had its many ups and downs. See the tools used by industries and private citizens in this exhibit about fishing in the Pacific Northwest.

Kids can learn the parts of a fishing boat as they climb aboard our Columbia River gillnetter, Faith. See a wide variety of outboard motors, some dating back to the early 1900s! Feel the difference between different pulleys as you haul weights at our pulley station.