Lewis & Clark Saltmakers in Seaside

The Saltmakers reenacted Lewis & Clark Expedition’s saltmaking procedures for 24 hours a day beginning at 5 p.m. Friday until 3 p.m. Sunday on the beach in south Seaside. (click for news article)
During the event you could meet, trade, and talk with historians dressed as soldiers of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery.
The Saltmakers made salt from seawater, just as members of the expedition did before their return trip 202 years ago.

Lewis & Clark map by NW Limited...History in Vogue $275 as shown

Lewis & Clark map by NW Limited...History in Vogue $275 as shown

Spectating was free.  
The saltmakers were on the beach at the west end of Avenue U in Seaside.

Directions:
From Highway 101, take Avenue U to the beach.
From the Promenade, south to where Avenue U meets the beach.

The historic re-enactment program attracts about 2,000 visitors each year.
For more information call the Fort Clatsop Unit of Lewis and Clark National Historic Park at (503) 861-2471, Ext 214, or call the Seaside Museum and Historical Society at (503) 738-7065.

Links:
Lewis & Clark maps at NW Limited…History in VogueTM
Lewis & Clark re-enactment set (Salem Statesman-Journal)

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