Journal of A New Nation's Journey West
 
May 5 - 21, 2004

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After seeing many beautiful sights along the Columbia River, the first stop of the day was at majestic Multnomah Falls. ok


Later we drove behind Fort Vancouver NHS, which was HQ for England's Hudson's Bay Company from 1825 to 1849.


Then it was on to on to the coast. At right is Pillar rock, where the Corps of Discovery discovered the power of the wind and waves accompanying the tides at the mouth of the Columbia River.

Here we are at Cape Disappointment, with its lighthouse and ubiquitous driftwood. The corps complained of the driftwood threatening to smash their boats. "Immense trees some 200 feet long and 4 to 7 feet through." On Nov. 19, 1805 clark saw a whale skeleton on the beach. In 2000 a whale washed up on the shore of Long Beach. It was buried to decompose, and resurrected last year in time to make a great interpretive display for the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial.

   

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