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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

Mississippi and Missouri river ice causes water levels to rise, and the keelboat is carried up the Wood River. Clark, still sick, attends to a disciplinary matter.

From the journals...

Discharge Leakens for theift with a Small Correction
the River & Creek rised Suffecent to take the boat up the Creek some distance    moderate day    I am verry Sick    wild fowl pass

William Clark

Keelboat

Back of a large keelboat on a cloudy day

This photo is provided as a service by the U.S. Army Center of Military History.