On this day in Lewis & Clark history...
Another storm arrives, and high waves break against the Columbia River sending spray into Station Camp. One of the canoes splits when a floating log hits it. They purchase Wapato which Clark says tastes much like a potato.
From the journals...
Friday November 22nd 1805
O! how horriable is the day waves brakeing with great violence against the Shore
those roots are equal to the Irish potato, and is a tolerable Substitute for bread
Columbia River mouth
Friday 22nd Nov. 1805.
the waves rolled So high and the tide raised much higher than common dashed one of our canoes against the logs and was near Splitting it before we got it out.