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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

At winter camp near present Alton, Illinois, the keelboat is tilted to one side so that its bottom can be worked on.

From the journals...

Mr. Hay, Wolpard, & leave Camp to St Louis at 12 oClock    Several Drunk    Heel the boat.

William Clark

Keelboat replica

Large wooden boat with a cabin in the back

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