Seaman - Lewis and Clark Visitor Center - Nebraska City, Nebraska
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Wild Road
N 40° 40.006 W 095° 50.007
15T E 260491 N 4505627
Quick Description: Statue of Seaman, the Newfoundland, who accompanied Lewis and Clark- located along Rt. 20 south of Nebraska City at the Lewis and Clark Visitors Center.
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 7/5/2008 2:42:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM44BG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member alanann&sparky
Views: 44

Long Description:
"One valued member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition had four legs, webbed feet, and weighed 150 pounds. He was Captain Meriwether Lewis' dog Seaman, a Newfoundland.
At Lewis' command Seaman jumped into the Ohio River to catch squirrels swimming across in great numbers. Later, an Expedition hunter wounded a deer, which ran into the Missouri River, Seaman caught and drowned the deer and brought it to shore.
In present day Montana Seaman's skills as watchdog saved lives when a grizzly bear stopped within 30 yards of the Expedition's campsite.
"My dog seems to be in a constant state of alarm with these bears and keeps barking all night long." Lewis wrote.
Most historians believed that the dog returned to St. Louios with most of the Corps of Discovery in 1806. Otherwise Lewis would have surely written in his journal about the loss of such a faithful companion." ~text on the plaque located up on the bluff by the keelboat in front of the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center
Breed: Newfoundland

Date Built: 2004/07/31

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