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Lewis & Clark's Columbia River - "200 Years Later"
"Cook Slough and Daggett Point, Astoria, Oregon"
Includes ... Cook Slough ... Daggett Point ... "Hess Point" ... "Russian Point" ...
Image, 2005, Cook Slough and Daggett Point, Astoria, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Cook Slough and Daggett Point (land in foreground from this angle), as seen from Coxcomb Hill. The channel of Youngs River is just out-of-sight in the foreground. Image taken April 19, 2005.


Cook Slough and Daggett Point ...
Cook Slough enters Youngs River near its mouth, just upstream of the Youngs Bay Bridge. Daggett Point is the land to the east of Cook Slough. Both are nicely visible from Coxcomb Hill and the Astoria Column.

Early Cook Slough ...
An 1856 cadastral survey map (tax survey) for T7N R9W shows the Cook homestead along the waterfront on the north side of Youngs Bay / Youngs River, in Section 18.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's General Land Office Records Website (2007) show George W. Cook being granted title to 320.93 acres of parts of T8N R9W Sections 17 and 18, on March 27, 1866 under the 1850 Oregon-Donation Act. This location is on the north side of Youngs Bay and Youngs River, at a point across from Cook Slough.

The 1870 U.S. Coast Survey's map "Columbia River, Sheet No.1" has the slough labeled "Cook's Slough".

The U.S. Board of Geographic Names made the name "Cook Slough" official in 1915. An earlier variant seen was "Cooks Slough".


Early Daggett Point ...
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's General Land Office Records (GLO) Website (2007) lists George N. Daggett and Sophia Daggett being granted title to 154.84 acres of T8N R9W Section 20, on February 1, 1875, under the 1862 Homestead Entry Original. Today's Daggett Point and the mouth of Cook Slough lie in Section 20.

The GLO also lists Charles N. Hess as being granted title to 62.15 acres of T8N R9W Section 20, on July 3, 1890, under the 1862 Homestead Entry Original.

The U.S. Board of Geographic Names made the name "Daggett Point" official in 1960. Other names in use were "Hess Point" and "Russian Point".



From the Journals of Lewis and Clark ...

Clark, ...
 




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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:    U.S. Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records (GLO) website, 2007;    U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) website, 2007;   

All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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