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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Lewis takes the keelboat and supplies down the Ohio River. Near this date, they pass or visit Westport, Kentucky. Clark is in Louisville waiting for their arrival.

From the journals...

Eighteen Mile island, channel right shore

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.