When William Clark arrived at the shores of the Pacific Ocean, he carved a message on a living tree to establish United States precedence of discovery and occupation in what was then the Oregon Territory.
The bronze memorial sculpture, created by Stanley Wanlass, marks the westernmost and northernmost point of Lewis & Clark’s journey on the Pacific coast. It sits on a dune above the beach near The Breakers in Long Beach, WA – USA.
“William Clark. Nov. 19, 1805. By land from the U. States.”