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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The morning brings sleet and the keelboat has run aground during the night. Much of its heavy cargo must be unloaded and the boat propped up. Drouillard arrives with the eight recruits from Tennessee and two horses.

From the journals...

the boat a ground in the Creek, I had pries fixed along to Support the boat, and all the heavy articles taken out in Front & Center and Sto[r]ed under a guard on the bank

William Clark


Large wooden boat with a canvas top