On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
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.
From the journals...
Tuesday 26th Feby. 1805.
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.
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Tuesday Febry 26th
the Men were employed in getting the Tools in Order for making pettyaugers