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The men work at freeing the boats from the Missouri River ice. They free another pirogue and manage to lift the keelboat's stern on top of the ice.

From the journals...

all our party were still employed in cutting the Ice round the Boat & pettyauger

Joseph Whitehouse


Stern end of a keelboat

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