Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Lewis and Clark Expedition Reaches Pacific Ocean

Nov 16, 1805
Lewis and Clark
Reaches Pacific Ocean

Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery reached the Pacific Ocean on this date. They had glimpsed it on Nov 7, moving Clark to write in his journal: "Great joy in Camp! We are in view of the ocean, this great Pacific Ocean which we have been been so anxious to see. And the roaring or noise of the waves breaking on the rocky shores.. may be heard distinctly".

Learn more about Lewis and Clark trip at 978 in our Nonfiction Collection. We also have the book "Rediscovering Lewis and Clark-A Journey With the Rooney Family" by
Daniel M. Rooney, owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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