Cape Disappointment

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Another stop along the coast was Cape Disappointment. Here we went to the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. This is really worth a stop and the center was very well put together. As you wind your way from the entrance down to the lower level, it details the journey of Lewis and Clark beginning in St. Louis, MO to this point on the coast, their time on the Pacific coast, and their return trip, with the exhibit based heavily on journal entries. This was actually named Cape Disappointment back in 1788 when English explorer John Meares was unable to locate the mouth of the Columbia river. While here we did the quick walk up to the Cape Disappointment lighthouse and went into Oregon to Fort Stevens State Park where we saw the wreck of the Peter Iredale on the beach (wrecked in 1906).

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