Washburn, North Dakota: Statue of Lewis and Clark's Big Dog

Six feet tall and made of steel, which is probably how Seaman the dog saw himself.

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

Address:
2576 8th Street SW, Washburn, ND
Directions:
From Junction of US Highway 83 and ND State Route 200A, go south 0.1 miles on ND State Route 200A to to 8th Street SW. Go west on 8th Street for 2.5 miles to Fort Mandan Road, then south for 0.4 miles on Fort Mandan Road to statue.
Hours:
9-5 daily. Closed Sundays Nov 1 - March 31 (Call to verify)
Phone:
701-462-8535
Admission:
Free
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Seaman.

Seaman Dog Statue

Overlooking the Missouri River at Fort Mandan is a large statue of Seaman, the dog that Meriwether Lewis brought along on the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

[Ronnie, 10/12/2016]

Seaman the Dog Statue.

Statue of Seaman - Lewis and Clark's Dog

A six foot tall statue of the dog "Seaman," who traveled with Lewis and Clark, has been dedicated along the Missouri River at a spot where the Corps of Discovery wintered in 1804-1805. Seaman, a sturdy Newfoundland dog, was the pet of Meriwether Lewis, chronicled in their journey logs as a faithful companion and even a hero, carrying food to an injured explorer and fending off predators around the camp.

The double life-size steel sculpture was created by artist Tom Neary for the Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, and stands on Seaman Overlook at Fort Mandan.

[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 07/01/2006]

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