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After a foggy morning, the keelboat and two canoes navigate the Ohio River rapids without needing oxen or horses. After yesterday's repairs, the two canoes need only occasional bailing. Camp is opposite present Weirton, West Virginia.

From the journals...

Again foggey, loaded both my canoes and waited till the fogg disappeared    set out at 8 OCl.    had some difficulty in passing several riffles today but surmounted it without having recorse to horses or oxen—

Meriwether Lewis
Snippet from a book used by Meriwether Lewis to help navigate the Ohio River

Picture from The Navigator: Or, the Trader's Useful Guide in Navigating the Monongehela, Allegheny, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers by Zadok Cramer, Fifth Edition, published in 1806. Lewis used an earlier edition to help him navigate and describe the journey down the Ohio River.