National Geographic : 1953 Jun
© National Geographic Society + "Ocian in View! O! the Joy," Wrote Clark on Seeing the Pacific At Ecola Point, Oregon, the author's family reached trail's end and Clark's "grandest and most pleasing prospects." Clark, Sacagawea, and others walked onto the sands to view a stranded 105-foot whale. Cannon Beach sparkles in the distance. Kodachromes by Ralph Gray, Lullna1 eograhlll Laei + The Gray Girls Improvise a Travois on the Site of Fort Clatsop On this sheltered spot near Astoria, Oregon, the expe dition wintered in 1805-06. Lewis triumphantly wrote: "We have found the practicable and navigable passage across the Continent of North America." Returning, the explorers arrived in St. Louis, September 23, 1806.