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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The month of May finds the Expedition at their winter camp on the present Wood River across the Mississippi from St. Louis. An attempt is made to tilt the keelboat to one side so that its bottom can be viewed.

From the journals...

Some fog this morning    Several Country people    arive I attempt to 〈Heel the boat〉

William Clark


woodworking tools circa 1800