Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Cape Disappointment Coast Guard Station, Washington"
Includes ... Cape Disappointment Coast Guard Station ... National Motor Lifeboat School ...
Image, 2005, U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, click to enlarge
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U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment. View from the public boat launch. Image taken April 19, 2005.


U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment ...
U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, located at the eastern shore of Cape Disappointment, is the largest Coast Guard search and rescue station along the Northwest Coast. It has (in 2006) 50 assigned crewmembers. Commonly known as Station Cape "D", the crew responds to 300 to 400 calls for assistance every year. The busiest time in between early June to mid-September when numerous recreational boaters cross the Columbia River entrance in search of salmon and other fish. The first "search and rescue" station built at Cape Disappointment was in 1877 on the site of Fort Canby, and was known as the "U.S. Life Saving Service Station". Volunteers manned the site until 1882, when the first full-time Life Saving Service crew was sworn in. In 1915 the Life Saving Service merged with the Revenue Marine Cutter Service to form the United States Coast Guard. The present site Cape Disappointment site was built in 1967 and is currently the site for Station Cape Disappointment and the National Motor Lifeboat School.

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Image, 2005, U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment, click to enlarge
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U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment. View from the public boat launch. Image taken April 19, 2005.


From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, November 18, 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

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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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