the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark
to the Pacific Aug.
8 - 25, 2007
August 9, 2007 - 85 miles
/ 85 miles ok
Today was a great day. Saw the Arch at St. Louis, Camp
River Dubois (winter quarters of 1803-04),
St. Charlesreplica boats which
were used in the bicentennial full scale reenactment.
cut-away keelboat shows possible packing of goods.
Eads Bridge, first bridge across the Mississippi.
After dinner, a great lecture by Professor Debbie Crank Lewis of St.
Charles Community College. She gave us the preparation and a lot of
material we will get nowhere else.
In St. Charles we had a talk by Joanne Bishop, widow of Glenn Bishop,
who had the idea to build a keelboat and followed it all the way
through. His original boat burned, but he started over with a group who
who became The Discovery Expedition of St. Charles. They built replicas
of all three boats and used them on their full scale re-enactment in