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Whale Park in Cannon Beach, Oregon
(above image  Whale Park, Cannon Beach, Oregon - Ecola Creek in background, Pacific Ocean beyond)

 (term for whale in the native language of Chinook)

Near Cannon Beach, Oregon on January 8, 1806, Captain Clark measured and documented the remains of a whale skeleton:  " found only the Skelleton of this monster (whale) on the sand - this skeleton measured 105 feet." 

What type of whale did Captain Clark measure?

  •  Gray Whale measures 43 - 46 feet in length. Click on picture below to view gray whales migration pattern.

  • Blue Whale can grow to a length of 110 feet. 
    Click on picture below to view blue whales migration pattern.

  • Most scholars believe that it was a blue whale or Captain William Clark measured incorrectly.

View migration patterns of Gray and Blue Whales



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