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The men avoid the hazards of the repeated damming and breaking up of ice dams on the Missouri River and bring the new canoes safely to Fort Mandan.

From the journals...

Several men went for the perogues. about 2 oClock they returned with the perogues, but before they had landed the Ice Started So that we had to draw them out with Speed we halled 4 of them had not got down to the Fort but they took them on Shore So that took no Injury. all hands turned out and took them on the Bank of the River and carried one down to the Fort.

John Ordway

Dugout canoes

Two dugout canoes, one full of water