Lewis & Clark NHP Celebrates Seaman's Day at Fort Clatsop
Published: 06/30/2017

Lewis & Clark National Historical Park commemorates Seaman, Captain Meriwether Lewis' Newfoundland dog, the 34th member of the Corps of Discovery on July 12.

Dogs have been making history for as long as they've been man's best friend. The 24th annual Seaman's day at Lewis & Clark National Historical Park gets it right on the nose, commemorating the furry legacy of the Corps of Discovery on Wednesday, July 12 at the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center.

According to the explorers' journals, Seaman served as a watchdog, hunter, retriever, companion and diplomat during the two-and-a-half year voyage of discovery. The park has invited some guest Newfoundland dogs and their people to volunteer this day. This special event offers visitors an opportunity to learn about Seaman and to meet some modern Newfoundland dogs.

The day's schedule includes:

10:30 Flintlock Program
11:00 Netul River Trail Walk
11:30 Our Dog Seaman Talk
12:30 Meet the Newfoundland Dogs
1:30 Flintlock Program
2:00 Netul River Trail Walk
2:30 Meet the Newfoundland Dogs
3:30 Our Dog Seaman Talk
4:30 Flintlock Program

Kids Corps dog-themed crafts will be available 11am-3pm in the visitor center. Costumed rangers will be at the fort during the day to answer questions and share living history.

The park is open daily from 9am-6pm. Admission is $5 per adult and free for youth 15 years old and under. Passes to National Park Service sites are accepted. For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471.
Lewis & Clark NHP Celebrates Seaman's Day at Fort Clatsop