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While wintering at Fort Mandan, the men finally haul all of the boats onto the high bank. Shortly after, the Missouri River ice begins to break up.

all hands employed Gitting more Timber to raise the Barge. doubled the Rope & raised up the Barge. Got the windless Going. Got hir Started again and moved hir a little at a time untill with much difficulty Got hir Safe up on the upper bank, and left hir laying beside the pickets, without being Injured as perseveable.

John Ordway

Keelboat

The stern deck of a replica keelboat

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

the Men were employed in getting the Tools in Order for making pettyaugers

Joseph Whitehouse

Tools

period iron adze and axe heads