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Cairo in Alexander County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Seaman

 
 
Seaman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 29, 2020
1. Seaman Marker
Inscription.  The Newfoundland dog who accompanied the Corps of Discovery to the Pacific and back bought by Meriwether Lewis for $20 in Pittsburgh in 1803. He was "praised much for his docility and qualifications generally for my journey". A quote by Lewis, "He was intelligent, loyal and strong. He won the affection of all the crew with his protective and hunting skills." William Clark wrote in his diary, Seaman became "our dog".
 
Erected by Crain Funeral Homes and M/C Monuments.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsExploration. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list.
 
Location. 37° 0.17′ N, 89° 10.327′ W. Marker is in Cairo, Illinois, in Alexander County. Marker is on Washington Avenue (U.S. 51) north of 14th Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in front of Cairo Custom House Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 Washington Ave, Cairo IL 62914, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. York the Slave (here, next to this marker); Duncan Cannon
Seaman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 29, 2020
2. Seaman Marker
In front of the Cairo Custom House Museum
(within shouting distance of this marker); Mary J. Safford (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); President Clinton Visits Cairo, Illinois (about 500 feet away); The Beginning of the Third Principal Meridian (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Ohio River Bridge (approx. 1˝ miles away); Lewis and Clark in Illinois (approx. 1.6 miles away); Historical Survey Marker (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cairo.
 
Also see . . .  Seaman on Wikipedia. As the marker says, the dog was always there during the legendary Lewis and Clark Expedition. Many monuments of Seaman are found in states that were part of the Lewis & Clark journey, including Montana and Oregon. (Submitted on November 29, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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