The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Seaman's Day at Fort Clatsop July 11

 


The 33 people of the Lewis and Clark Expedition wintered at Fort Clatsop in 1805-06. The 34th “member” of this expedition was Seaman, Captain Meriweather Lewis’s Newfoundland dog. The 25th annual Seaman’s Day commemorating the dog of the Corps of Discovery will be held Wednesday, July 11 at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop.

This special event offers visitors an opportunity to learn about Seaman and to meet some modern Newfoundland dogs.

Kids Corps dog-themed crafts will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the visitor center. Costumed rangers will be at the fort during the day to answer questions and share living history.

The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $7 per adult and free for youth 15 and under. Passes to National Park sites are accepted.

For more information call the park at (503) 861-4414.

 

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