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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

While at their winter quarters across from St. Louis (Camp River Dubois), Clark struggles to keep the keelboat upright. The men who made trouble in recent days are ordered to build a hut to house a new washing and sewing woman.

From the journals...

I was up last night at 12 to right the Boat    the banks were Caveing in, which made it necessary to fix the pries frequently, this morning early I fixed the pries, and large Pees of the bank sliped in, which obliged all hands to, go Down & make all secure

William Clark

Clark's drawing of the keelboat

Clark's side view drawing of the keelboat

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