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While at their winter quarters across from St. Louis (Camp River Dubois), the slipping banks continue to loosen the supports holding the keelboat upright. Clark starts a map of the Missouri region to the northwest.

From the journals...

up last night and frequent thro the rain to day attending the boat, I drew a map for the purpose of Correcting from the information which I may get of the Countrey to the N W

William Clark

Clark's drawing of the keelboat

Clark's top view drawing of the keelboat

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