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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

At sunrise, Lewis heads down the Ohio passing the present Little Kanawha and Little Hocking rivers. The keelboat must be lifted over a bar of gravel that crosses the river. They are delayed when one of the canoes falls behind.

From the journals...

one of the canoes fell a considerable distance behind, we were obliged to ly too for her coming up which detained us several hours
took up on the Virginia shore having mad 18 miles this day.—

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.