Clarkston is a port town in Asotin County (Washington, USA). It's part of Lewiston metropolitan area, and is located west of Lewiston (Idaho), just across Snake River. The town has population of around 8,000, and covers a total land area of 2 ml2 (5,2 km2).
Clarkston was first settled by Robert Bracken in 1862. The town was officially incorporated on August 14, 1902. This area was called Jawbone Flats before becoming an official town. The Clarkston City is named after William Clark (American explorer and territorial governor, 1770-1838). Lewiston City is named after Meriwether Lewis (American politician, 1774-1809). Neither Clark or Lewis ever visited the Clarkston side of the river.
The Port of Clarkston is home to one of the biggest cranes on a navigable waterway east of Portland. A major industry in the area is agriculture and the port handles plenty of barge traffic carrying grains. Clearwater Paper Corporation transports sawdust and wood chips via barges for use at Lewiston manufacturing plant. Due to the inland location on Snake River, the port handles goods headed inland to distributors upstream and out to Portland-Vancouver.
The Clarkston port's marina provides accommodations for personal boats and yachts, a large number of which travel through nearby Hells Canyon.
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