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31st Annual Seaman's Day at Fort Clatsop

The 33 people of the Lewis and Clark Expedition spent the winter of 1805-06 at Fort Clatsop. The 34th “member” of this Corps of Discovery was Seaman, Captain Meriwether Lewis’ Newfoundland dog. The 31st annual Seaman’s Day, commemorating the dog of the Corps of Discovery, will be Wednesday, July 10, at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop.

According to the explorers’ journals, Seaman served as a watchdog, hunter, retriever, companion, and diplomat during his three-year voyage of discovery. The park has invited some guest Newfoundland dogs and their people to volunteer this day. This special event offers visitors an opportunity to learn about Seaman and to meet some modern Newfoundland dogs from 9:30 to 4:00 with programs featuring Newfoundland dogs at 11:00, 11:30, 2:00 and 2:30.

Rangers in period clothing will be at Fort Clatsop during the day to answer questions and share living history. The park is open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Admission is $10 per adult and free for youth 15 years old and under. Passes to National Park Service sites are accepted.

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


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