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The boats sail with the wind several miles up the Missouri. At other places, they must clear the channel of driftwood and tow the boats. They camp near present Lexington, Missouri where Lewis issues netting to deter the mosquitoes.

From the journals...

Camped opposit a Lake at 2 ms. distant on the L. S.    this lake is large and is a place of great resort for Deer and fowls of everry Kind    the bottom low & covered with rushes

William Clark

Common horsetail, Equisetum arvense

Tall grass-like plant

Photo ©2007 by Eugene Zelenko. Permission via the GNU Free Documentation License.

this Lake is Said to abound in all kinds of fowls, great quanties of Deer frequent this Lake dureing Summer Season, and feed on the hows [haws] &c. &c.

William Clark

Cockspur hawthorn, Crataegus crus-galli

Tree with large red fruits

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we Saw pleanty of goos Berries & Ras Berries on the banks

John Ordway

Missouri gooseberry, Ribes missouriense

Missouri Gooseberry branch with large green fruits

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