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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Lewis continues down the Ohio River between present Ohio and Kentucky. Near this date, he likely spent a night at Maysville, Kentucky. Evidence indicates that John Colter joined the Expedition here.

From the journals...

This is the oldest and most accustomed landing place in the whole state of Kentucky; the landing is good and the mouth of the creek affords a good harbor to boats; and the place is well accommodated with store houses

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

Quotation and 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.