Cape Disappointment, Washington: November 18, 1805 - March 23, 1806

After a journey of more than 2,000 miles, the Corps of Discovery reached the Pacific Ocean. It must have been a thrilling moment. Yet Lewis and Clark reportedly dubbed the nearby cape "disappointment" in light of the fact that they had hoped there might be ships waiting that would spare them the long return journey.

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