November 18, 1803
The Captains take a canoe across the Mississippi to view the site of old Fort Jefferson built in 1780 by Clark's older brother, George Rogers Clark. They also discover several men have sneaked from camp to drink at a nearby trading post.
found a number of our men who had left camp contrary to instructions & drunk, had much difficulty
November 18, 1804
Mandan Chief Black Cat visits Fort Mandan. He explains why the Indians are suspicious of the Expedition's promise to establish trade first and later provide guns. The smokehouse is covered with earth because planking can no longer be found.
we raised the roof of the meat & Smoak house bringing it up with Timber cross drawing in, So as to answer with chinking & dobbing & covering with earth & ashes for the covering without plank, as it is Troublesom to Git any more than to cover our huts.
November 18, 1805
Clark leads a large group of men by land around present Baker Bay near the mouth of the Columbia River. They climb a high rock, present McKenzie Head, to view the ocean. Lewis, Sacajawea, and others remain at Station Camp.
Cloudy. Capt. Clark myself and 10 more of the party Set out in order to go down and see the passiffic ocean. we proceeded on round Hailys bay crossed two Rivers in Sd. bay.