Near Cannon Beach in Clatsop County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Traveling a perilous trail across Tillamook Head the food hunters, including Sacajawea and a young Indian guide, descended to “a butifull sand shore”. Crossing a stream later named Elk Creek by early settlers, the food hunters found the whale’s 105-foot skeleton.
Some oil and 300 pounds of blubber were bought from the Indians at “Ecola” Creek, who were busily rendering the whale meat with hot stones in wood troughs.
Erected by Oregon Travel Experience.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Native AmericansLewis & Clark Expedition, and the Oregon Beaver Boards series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is January 8, 1806.
Location. 45° 54.692′ N, 123° 56.925′ W. Marker is near Cannon Beach, Oregon, in Clatsop County. Marker is on Oregon Coast Highway (U.S. 101) near Radar Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cannon Beach OR 97110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Cannon Beach" (here, next to this marker); Ekkoli: A Whale of a Tale (approx. 2 miles away); A Convenient Place for Making Salt (approx. 4.8 miles away); Lewis & Clark Salt Cairn (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Saltworks (approx. 5.1 miles away); Site of the Lewis and Clark Salt Camp (approx. 5.1 miles away); Gilbert Inn - 1892 (approx. 5.7 miles away); Tsunami (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cannon Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.