The First City of the West – Astoria, Oregon

We had been in the Astoria area for three days but had not really visited the city itself. Celia and I headed into town and went to one of the main attractions, the Columbia River Maritime Museum. We felt really lucky that it was open and available to visit although there were some Covid-19 restrictions. … Continue reading The First City of the West – Astoria, Oregon

“Ocian in view! O! The joy!”

William Clark was overjoyed at the sight of the Pacific Ocean after traveling for over a year across the unknown territory of the Louisiana Purchase and then to Oregon country. The joy that he expressed in his notes that November day is perhaps the most famous quote of the Lewis and Clark expedition. In fact … Continue reading “Ocian in view! O! The joy!”