November 16, 1803
The keelboat crosses to the western shore of the Mississippi River where Lewis declines an offer to trade his dog Seaman for 3 beaver furs. Lewis is surprised at the size of a Blue catfish caught by the men and measures it in great detail.
one of the Shawnees a respectable looking Indian offered me three beverskins for my dog
of course there was no bargan
November 16, 1805
Clark's group settles in at Station Camp while Lewis' group is ahead looking for trading ships. The morning is fair, and Clark is able to see Saddle Mountain across the Columbia. Cargo is unpacked and dried. The hunters bring in fresh meat.
this morning Clear and butifull; I had all our articles of every discription examined and put out to Dry.