November 17, 1803
High winds fill the beached canoes with water near present Cairo, Illinois. Lewis describes the banks of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.
the canoes were driven by the violence of the waves against the shore and filled with water I therefore thought myself fortunate in having had them unladen on my arrival,—
November 17, 1804
After working late several of the past nights, the men finally move into their unfinished Fort Mandan cabins. The pirogue loaded with meat is still down the river, but one of the hunters brings in meat from a fat elk.
we have worked Several evenings back to make our Sevels comfotable. the party all moved in to the huts
November 17, 1805
Lewis returns to Station Camp near present McGowan, Washington without finding any traders or ships. Several Chinook visit with 'presents' of wapato and seashore lupine roots. Clark assembles a group to explore the Pacific beach.
We had a fine pleasant clear morning, and 6 hunters went out. About noon they all came in; but the hunter who remained out last night, did not return. He had killed 2 deer, and the other men brought them in with some brants and a deer they had killed.