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Near Cannon Beach in Clatsop County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Ecola

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2017
1. Ecola Marker
Inscription. On January 8, 1806 William Clark and perhaps fourteen of the famous expedition reached a Tillamook village of five cabins on a creek which Captain Clark named Ecola or Whale Creek. Three days earlier, two men sent out from Fort Clatsop to locate a salt making site had brought back whale blubber given them by beach Indians. Appreciating the welcome addition to the explorers’ diet, Clark set out to find the whale or buy its blubber.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the Oregon Beaver Boards marker series.
 
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
Ecola Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 23, 2017
2. Ecola Marker
. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cannon Beach OR 97110, United States of America.
 
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.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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