We visited Fort Clatsop near Warrenton Oregon. Fort Clatsop was the encampment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the Oregon Country near the mouth of the Columbia River during the winter of 1805-1806. Located along the Lewis and Clark River at the north end of the Clatsop Plains, the fort was the last encampment of the Corps of Discovery before embarking on their return trip east to St. Louis. It took just over 3 weeks for the Expedition to build the fort, and it served as their camp from December 8, 1805 until their departure on March 23, 1806.
Part of the Lewis & Clark expedition was the Salt Works located about 15 miles south of Fort Clatsop. During the winter of 1805 and 1806, salt became scarce and was badly needed by the expedition for preserving meat and fish, and for the coming return trip. Three men from the group were assigned to the beach some distance north of Seaside's Cove area, to establish the "Salt Cairn", also known as the "Salt Works". They worked continuously from February 2 to February 20, 1806, boiling sea water 24 hours a day from which they extracted four bushels of salt.
We drove around Seaside, beautiful beach area and tourist area. We saw several people crab fishing from the 12th street bridge, this is a very popular spot to catch crabs.