On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
The men put the 8 pirogues and keelboat into the water as they will soon be departing from Fort Mandan on the Missouri River. The men work in the rain—the first significant rain of since arriving in the area last fall.
From the journals...
April 1st 1805
I had the Boat Perogus & Canos put in the water, and expect to Set off the boat with despatches in her will go 6 Americans 3 frenchmen, and perhaps Several ricarra
Keelboat created by Butch Bouvier and displayed at Keelboat Park, Bismarck, North Dakota.