Dave Nicandri

Dave Nicandri is the former director of the Washington State Historical Society and an expert in the history of the Pacific Northwest’s exploration phase. 

ASTORIA — The Lewis and Clark National Historical Park will host a virtual talk about the history of the Northwest Passage Sunday afternoon.

The talk will be hosted on the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park's Facebook page at 1 p.m. and will feature author David L. Nicandri, who wrote "Captain Cook, Lewis & Clark, and the Evolution of the Northwest Passage." 

In this presentation, Nicandri will discuss and illustrate how the Northwest Passage was not a single geographic concept, but actually a series of them. The failure of historians to make this distinction has led to serious misunderstandings about several expeditions, especially Cook's third voyage.

Nicandri has studied and written aboutCook and the Lewis and Clark Expedition for nearly two decades.

“In Their Footsteps” is a monthly guest speaker forum sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association and the park. 

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