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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The keelboat heads down the Ohio River between Big Bone Lick and Louisville. Near this date, they pass or visit the settlement at the mouth of the Kentucky River, present Carrollton.

From the journals...

This river gives name to the state it intersects, flows through a country of fine land, is navigable during a part of the season for loaded boats for near 150 miles—
At the mouth of Kentucky are two small towns, one below and the other immediately above its mouth, the latter is called Port William.

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.