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Lewis and Clark are at the Great Falls of the Ohio at Louisville, Kentucky. During this period, they likely unloaded and inspected all of the cargo. This would be Clark's first chance to see it.

From the journals...

A ship-yard is established here by James Berthoud, & co. several vessels of burden have already been built at the falls, and this business from the eligibility of the situation, will most probably go on with spirit.

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.