Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Nassa and Nassa Point, Washington"
Includes ... Nassa ... Nassa Point ... Cathlamet Channel ...
Image, 2011, Nassa Point, Washington, click to enlarge
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Nassa and Nassa Point, Washington. View from downstream. Image taken April 22, 2011.


Nassa and Nassa Point ...
Nassa Point is located along the upstream (eastern) end of the Cathlamet Channel at Columbia River Mile (RM) 45. The Nassa homestead is located on the downstream side of the Point. Upstream is the small community of Flandersville and then Cape Horn of Wahkiakum County. Downstream is the community of Cathlamet, Washington. Across from Nassa Point is Puget Island. Nassa was once the home of Wahkiakum pioneer John T. Nassa.

Early Nassa and Nassa Point ...
Nassa Point is located in T8N R5W, Section 20, near the center of the section.

The 1792 map by Lieutenant Broughton of the Captain George Vancouver Expedition, shows "Bell's Point" at the location of today's Nassa Point, named after the Chatham's clerk Edward Bell.

The 1873 cadastral survey (tax survey) for T8N R5W shows one home, labeled "Mitchel", located along the Columbia River in Section 20, in approximately the same location as today's homes of Nassa.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records, show a John T. Nassa being issued a land title for the area of Nassa Point on September 29, 1888, for 84.69 acres of parts of T8N R5W Section 20, under the 1862 "Homestead Entry Original". John T. Nassa also held other titles for land in the area issued in 1891 for parts of Sections 19 and 30, and in 1901 for parts of Sections 14. Richard A. Nassa was issued title to 120 acres in 1905 for parts of Sections 3 and 10.


1918 ...
"Carrie J. Nassa Passes Away ...

Last Sunday afternoon, April 7th, the town was shocked by the news of the death of Mrs. John T. Nassa of this city. She had been in the St. Mary’s hospital, Astoria, but a short time, where she underwent a serious operation and apparently was recovering when a turn for the worse appeared Sunday morning. Relatives were immediately notified of her condition. She died Sunday, April 7th, at 12:24 o’clock in the afternoon.

Carrie J. Nassa was born in Nerstrand, Stavanger, Norway, November 7th, 1856. She and her husband, John T. Nassa, were married February 12, 1876. She emigrated to the United States from Norway, coming on the S. S. Celtic of the White Star line, arriving here July 18th, 1879. She then went to California, thence to Astoria, Ore., and later, she and her husband settled on a homestead about three miles above Cathlamet, along the Columbia River. The homestead is still in possession of the family. In 1895, she, together with her family, moved to Cathlamet, where they have resided ever since.

Eight children were born to them, four of whom are living. ..."


Source:    "Columbia River Sun", April 11, 1918, vol.XVII, no.4, courtesy "wagenweb.org" website, 2016.


Views ...

Image, 2005, Nassa Point, Washington, click to enlarge
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Nassa Point, Washington. View from downstream. Image taken July 28, 2005.
Image, 2007, Nassa Point, click to enlarge
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Nassa Point, Washington. View from downstream on Washington Highway 4. Image taken October 13, 2007.
Image, 2011, Nassa Point, click to enlarge
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Approaching Nassa Point from the west, Nassa Point, Washington. View from moving car heading east on Washington Highway 4. Image taken July 6, 2011.
Image, 2011, Nassa Point, click to enlarge
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Nassa Point Motel and house, Nassa Point, Washington. View from moving car heading east on Washington Highway 4. Image taken July 6, 2011.
Image, 2011, Nassa Point, click to enlarge
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Nassa Point Motel, Nassa Point, Washington. View from moving car heading west on Washington Highway 4. Image taken July 6, 2011.


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:
  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management General Land Office (GLO) Records database, 2006;


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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