He was the most interesting man in London, conventional wisdom had it. I don’t think I ever met anyone more remarkable.
View from my Motel in Seaside. (Mai 2, 2011)
„Ocian in view! O! the joy.“
clipped from: www.seasideor.com
Seaside’s Rich Historical Past
On October 16, 1805, Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery reached the Columbia and viewed the Pacific Ocean on November 7. Their winter campsite, named Fort Clatsop, was constructed on the bank of the Lewis & Clark River. Supplies were depleted by the time they reached the Columbia and several months would be needed to prepare for the return trip. Desperately needing salt now to cure and preserve a meat supply and for their personal use, the expedition sent five of its men to find a beach site for salt making. The camp was established some 15 miles south of Fort Clatsop near the mouth of the Necanicum River, the present site of Seaside. The camp was comfortable; deer and elk were plentiful for meat; and some 2 to 3 gallons of salt a day could be extracted when the kettles were boiled constantly.
The salt makers‘ cairn is the westernmost encampment site of the Lewis & Clark Expedition and is an honored monument in Seaside.