Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Skamokawa Landing, Skamokawa, Washington"
Includes ... Skamokawa ... Skamokawa Landing ... "Silverman's Emporium" ...
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Skamokawa Landing, Washington, as seen from beach at Skamokawa Vista Park. Image taken March 4, 2013.


Skamokawa Landing ...
Skamokawa Landing is the site of a former steamboat landing located at the junction of Steamboat Slough with Skamokawa Creek and the Columbia River, at Skamokawa, Washington. The competion of Washington Highway 4 in the 1930s made the steamboat landing obsolete. The historic building at the Skamokawa Landing site dates from 1911 and is now "The Inn at Skamokawa Landing". In its heyday as a steamboat landing, the building housed a general store, theater and dance hall, and warehouse areas. Good views of Price Island and Steamboat Slough can be had upstream, and Jim Crow Point and Three Tree Point can be had looking downstream.

Skamokawa Historic District ...
Today's Inn at Skamokawa Landing" is within the "Skamokawa Historic District", listed in 1976 on the National Register of Historic Places.

From the National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form for #76001923, Skamokawa Historic District:

"Silverman's Emporium:   1904, two stories, flat roof, shiplap siding, built on piling over the slough. Cornice brackets and a wide frieze of variegated shingle work (six different patterns) on the storefront elevation. Formerly included an expansive wharf, now missing its deck and all structure other than piling. The building itself is little altered.

Once the center of town, Silverman's Emporium was a general store, post office and steamboat dock. All goods and passengers using the wharf paid a fee to the owner."


Views ...

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"The Inn at Skamokawa Landing", Skamokawa, Washington. Image taken March 8, 2013.
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Detail, "The Inn at Skamokawa Landing", Skamokawa, Washington. Image taken March 8, 2013.
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Porch, "The Inn at Skamokawa Landing", Skamokawa, Washington. Image taken March 8, 2013.
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Detail, "The Inn at Skamokawa Landing", Skamokawa, Washington. Image taken March 8, 2013.
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Kayaks, "The Inn at Skamokawa Landing", Skamokawa, Washington. Image taken March 8, 2013.


Views from Skamokawa Landing ...

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Looking downstream from Skamokawa Landing at the Columbia River. View towards piling remnants of the steamboat landing, with Jim Crow Point and Three Tree Point in the background. Image taken April 9, 2004.
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Looking downstream from Skamokawa Landing at the Columbia River. View towards piling remnants of the steamboat landing, with Jim Crow Point and Three Tree Point in the background. Image taken March 8, 2013.
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Looking towards the Columbia River and the downstream tip of Price Island. View from Skamokawa Landing. Image taken April 9, 2004.
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Looking upstream from Skamokawa Landing at Steamboat Slough. View looking up Steamboat Slough with Price Island on the right. Image taken March 8, 2013.


"The Golden Age of Postcards" ...

The early 1900s was the "Golden Age of Postcards", with the "Penny Postcard" being a popular way to send greetings to family and friends. Today the Penny Postcard has become a snapshot of history.

Penny Postcard, Skamokawa, Washington, click to enlarge
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Penny Postcard: Old Mill Site, Skamokawa, Washington. Penny Postcard, Divided Back (1907-1915), "The Old Mill Site, Skamokawa, Wash.". F. Kennedy & Sons. Hand-colored. In the private collection of Lyn Topinka.


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:    (See Skamokawa);   

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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