A local historian will lead a group that will focus on the interpretive and educational features of the port waterfront trail project.
Roger Daniels, of Washougal, recently referred to a suggestion made during a September 2013 open house regarding waterfront revitalization of the former Hambleton Lumber Company site.
The idea, from Vern Schanilec, of Washougal, would involve installing life-size statues of Lewis and Clark along the waterfront. He said tourists could be attracted to the area by the statues.
Daniels agreed during the April 15 port commission meeting, suggesting there be a statue of Lewis, Clark, their Native American guide Sacagawea, her son Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, slave York and dog Seaman.
“There’s no place along the entire trail that has all of these unique characters in one location,” Daniels said. “That would be a draw for tourism. The dog is as big as a black bear. I’m not sure if I’ve seen a statue of York.