Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Brooks Slough, Washington"
Includes ... Brooks Slough ... Skamokawa ...
Image, 2007, Brooks Slough, click to enlarge
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Brooks Slough, Washington. Image taken October 13, 2007.


Brooks Slough ...
Brooks Slough merges with Skamokawa Creek at the community of Skamokawa, before merging with Steamboat Slough to enter the Columbia River.

Early Brooks Slough ...
The 1871 cadastral survey (tax survey) for T9N R6W has Brooks Slough labeled "Brook's Slough".

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's General Land Office (GLO) Records database (2016) shows four different Brooks being granted titles to land in T9N R6W, the area around today's Brooks Slough.

  • 1875 ... Washington Brooks was granted title to 160 acres of T9N R6W, Section 8, on March 30, 1875 (1820 Sale-Cash Entry). Section 8 is located north of Brooks Slough along the Skamokawa Creek drainage.

  • 1877 ... Allison M. Brooks was granted title to 160 acres of T9N R6W, Section 15, on November 20, 1877 (1820 Sale-Cash Entry). This location is on the north/east side of Brooks Slough.

  • 1887 ... Ephraim D. Brooks was granted title to 160 acres of T9N R6W, Section 8, on September 3, 1887 (1820 Sale-Cash Entry). Section 8 is located north of Brooks Slough along the Skamokawa Creek drainage.

  • 1889 ... Alvin M. Brooks was granted title to 80 acres of T9N R6W, E 1/2 NE 1/4 of Section 17, on July 19, 1889 (1862 Homestead EntryOriginal). This property plots on Brooks Slough at Skamokawa.

Views ...

Image, 2011, Brooks Slough, click to enlarge
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Brooks Slough as seen from Skamokawa, Washington. Image taken January 26, 2011.
Image, 2011, Brooks Slough, click to enlarge
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Right bank, Brooks Slough, Washington. Image taken January 26, 2011.
Image, 2011, Brooks Slough, click to enlarge
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Reflections, Brooks Slough, Washington. Image taken January 26, 2011.
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Mudflats, Brooks Slough, Washington. Image taken January 26, 2011.
Image, 2007, Brooks Slough, click to enlarge
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Kayak, Brooks Slough, Washington. Image taken October 13, 2007.
Image, 2011, Brooks Slough, click to enlarge
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Shed, Brooks Slough, Washington. Image taken January 26, 2011.

"Point Adams Net Rack", ca.1930, a one-story frame structure on piling, with gable roof, board and batten siding, and expansive deck with wooden horses for net drying and repair. This is a specific, traditional type of warehouse designed for storage of fishing nets. --[Skamokawa Historic District National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form, #76001923]
Image, 2013, Brooks Slough, click to enlarge
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Brooks Slough as seen from Skamokawa, Washington. Image taken March 8, 2013.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, November 7, 1805 ...




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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:
  • Skamokawa Historic District National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form, #76001923;
  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management website, 2013;


All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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