Ray DeFir True PacNW Grit


In 1958, Ray set a new world’s record in water skiing. He skied 1,000 miles on the Columbia River in 33 hours and 27 minutes non-stop. His method of covering this great distance over a small section of the river was to go round and round over an oval-shaped course 12 1/2 miles long. He made the entire trip on one ski.

Nathan Childs

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Nathan is a thirty year old student artist. He is a Portland, Oregon native who has a deep passion and connection to the history and culture of his home town.