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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

The Expedition makes only 3½ miles when they are forced to stop by high winds and shallow water. They camp on an island near present Sibley, Missouri. The extra time is used to jerk meat and inspect the arms and ammunition.

From the journals...

the wind Arose and blew a head of us renderd our days Work mighty hard for the hands of Each Craft    Saild. Only 3 miles

Joseph Whitehouse

Near present Fort Osage

Historical painting of several Expedition men on shore as the boats arrive

Painting on a sign at Fort Osage.