Tuesday, April 2, 2019

There Is So Much Seaman All Over St. Charles

Posted By on Tue, Apr 2, 2019 at 2:51 PM

We’re just going to give it to you straight: St. Charles is covered in Seaman. That’s right, Lewis & Clark’s dog is being commemorated across the Missouri city in honor of its sestercentennial, and what a celebration it is. Check out that big spray in the picture above, taken at New Town!

The Newfoundland dog is part of the legend of Lewis & Clark’s expedition west, which embarked from the Missouri River settlement of St. Charles in 1804. He had been bought by Meriwether Lewis for just $20 and proved a game companion on the journey to the Pacific.

And so, in honor of St. Charles' 250th year, the city has erected Seaman statues all over the city. Decorated by local artists, each is different, but one thing is consistent: Seaman has left marks all over St. Charles.

Check out all of these Seaman shots below:

A sneak peek last week showed Seaman dripping everywhere.

Here he is “officially mounted” outside the First State Bank of St. Charles (206 North Fifth Street, St. Charles; 636-940-5555).

And here he is standing erect at Baue Funeral Homes, Crematory and Memorial Gardens (608 Jefferson Street, St. Charles; 636-940-1000).

And the post below shows just how much Seaman has come all over St. Charles.

If you want to see more pictures of Seaman, keep your eye on the hashtag “#stc250.” But, like, don’t keep your eye too close. That could turn out badly.

Email the author at jaime.lees@riverfronttimes.com
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