Whale Creek Landing

Bronze sculpture of Lewis and Clark Expedition encountering a whale carcass.
Whale Creek Landing

by Harvey Rattey
7 x 14 x 4  Ed 300  $995
5th in our Lewis & Clark Series, a giant Blue Whale’s body had been reported washed up on the beach. Captain Clark writes that “Sacagawea is eager to go with the party to see the ‘great waters’. She has traveled a long distance and she wants to see the ocean and the enormous fish that live there. She is given permission to go.” On January 6, 1806 Clark set out with several of the men and Sacagawea in two canoes to see the whale with the hopes of obtaining blubber. When they arrived much to their dismay, the bones of the enormous 100 foot long creature were stripped bare. They were able to trade several knives with the Indians for 300 lbs of blubber which they hauled the 35 miles back to their winter quarters at Fort Clatsop.