Lewis and Clark's Columbia River
Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Strong Park and Waterfront Trail, Cathlamet, Washington"
Includes ... Strong Park and Waterfront Trail ... Cathlamet ...
Image, 2011, Cathlamet, Washington, click to enlarge
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Sign, Strong Park and Waterfront Trail, Cathlamet, Washington. Image taken August 7, 2011.


Strong Park and Waterfront Trail ...
Stong Park and Waterfront Trail is located in Cathlamet, Washington, and houses the Wahkiakum County Historical Museum, the "Six Spot" Willamette Locomotive, and the "Totem", a old fish buying boat.

"Six Spot" ...
The Crown Zwellerback #6 engine (also called "Six Spot") is one of 33 engines built of its kind (Six Spot was #13 built). This engine was built in 1923 and spent half its career hauling logs for Crown Zellerback. It was retired in 1958.

SIX SPOT

"This 70 ton locomotive, one of 33 built by Willamette Iron and Steel Company of Portland, Oreogn, first saw service at Crown Willamette Paper Co. near Astoria, Oregon in December 1923. Geared locomotives were familiar sights in the woods from Maine to Washington in the first half of the 20th century. These locomotives were sent to work where other engines could not venture - up steep grades, around short radius curves, and across trestles spanning deep ravines in the forests.

After several years service in the Astoria-Seaside area, the Six Spot was sent to the Crown Zellerbach Corp., Cathlamet Tree Farm in 1940. Here it remained in service until 1958 when log trucks replaced the company's last railway operation. In 1985 Cavenham Industries assumed ownership of Crown Zellerbach. Cavenham Ind. donated the Six Spot to the Wahkiakum Historical Society in 1987."


Image, 2009, Six Spot, Cathlamet, Washington, click to enlarge
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"Six Spot" locomotive, Strong Park, Cathlamet, Washington. Image taken May 8, 2009.
Image, 2009, Six Spot, Cathlamet, Washington, click to enlarge
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Nose, "Six Spot" locomotive, Strong Park, Cathlamet, Washington. Image taken May 8, 2009.
Image, 2009, Six Spot, Cathlamet, Washington, click to enlarge
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Sign, "Six Spot" locomotive, Strong Park, Cathlamet, Washington. Image taken May 8, 2009.


"Totem" ... a fish buying boat ...
TOTEM
(A Fish Buying Boat)

"The Totem was built in 1933 by Sigard Blix in his boat shop on Puget Island for Chirs Ysland of Cathlamet. He operated it for 25 years. In 1958 the Totem was sold to Harry Doumit of Doumit Fish Company. In subsequent years the Totem was operated by Haarry's sons Milton and Phil, and later by his grandson Chris who donated the boat to the museum in memory of Harry Doumit. The significance of the Totem to this area of the Columbia is the fact that many, many young men first learned the fishing trade aboard this boat."


Image, 2011, Cathlamet, Washington, click to enlarge
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"Totem", a fish buying boat, Strong Park, Cathlamet, Washington. Image taken August 7, 2011.
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Sign, "Totem", a fish buying boat, Strong Park, Cathlamet, Washington. Image taken August 7, 2011.


Wahkiakum County Historical Society Museum ...
The Wahkiakum County Historical Society Museum is located in Cathlamet, Washington, and is housed in a building located at Strong Park.

Image, 2011, Lewis and Clark 1905 commemorative coin, click to enlarge
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1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Commemorative Coin. On display at the Wahkiakum County Historical Society Museum, Cathlamet, Washington. Image taken August 7, 2011.

Portland, Oregon, hosted the 1905 Centennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Commemorative coins were sold, one of which is on display at the Wahkiakum County Historical Society Museum in Cathlamet.
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Displays, Wahkiakum County Historical Society Museum, Cathlamet, Washington. Image taken August 7, 2011.
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Displays, Wahkiakum County Historical Society Museum, Cathlamet, Washington. Image taken August 7, 2011.
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Heeltap Rug, Wahkiakum County Historical Society Museum, Cathlamet, Washington. Image taken August 7, 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:
  • "gearedsteam.com" website, 2011;


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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