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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

High winds detain the canoes hauling the men and cargo to Clark's Canoe camp near present Ulm, Montana. Lewis dispatches a party led by Sergeant Gass to travel by land. The iron boat is cached at Upper Portage Camp.

From the journals...

Musquetoes extreemly troublesome to me today nor is a large black knat less troublesome, which dose not sting, but attacks the eye in swarms and compells us to brush them off or have our eyes filled with them.

Meriwether Lewis

Black fly

Small fly on human skin

Photo by F. Christian Thompson of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.