Sunday, January 18, 2015

Pic Today 1/18/15





THIS IS THE SPOT
WHERE LEWIS AND CLARK
STARTED THEIR EXPEDITION

. . . on the Missouri River
   in St. Charles, Missouri.

They took 33 men 1,850 miles,
against the current,
departing May 21, 1804.

It took 2 years to reach their destination
in the Pacific Northwest.

Their primary vessel was a 55-foot keel boat,
with 2 smaller boats to carry their supplies.

Today's river is much deeper and wider
than when they started.
(The Missouri River was 18-inches deep,
propelled by sails and long poles
pushed by boat personnel.)

The entire trip was accomplished
against the stream.
They averaged 10-15 miles a day.

11 comments:

  1. Love the contrast between the sunlight on the warm wood and the really cold locking river scenes. Thanks for the interesting story.

    wish you a nice Sunday.

    xo, isabella

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  2. wow! I love history... this info is very interesting..
    special shots from special place!

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

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  3. easier to imagine when you are there and can see it in person!

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  4. It was a risky and dangerous journey, and many brave men.
    No holiday trip at the time.
    Regards Roger

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  5. Great photos to illustrate the story of these two men.
    To cross North America in a year and half from east to west is quite an expedition!
    Jefferson must have been very pleased with results :)
    Cheers, Rick!

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  6. Tuvo que ser una aventura muy interesante y con muy buenos propósitos, pero difícil...

    Muchos besos

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  7. Muy buenas las fotos con unas luces preciosas. La historia estupenda.

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  8. wonderful to consider their journey while looking at your photos. icebergs and all. lovely light in your images, the spirit of winter.

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  9. Nice light in the two middle shots.

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  10. Remarkable deeds!
    The story of humankind is made due to the courage of few men !

    Well done
    (^^)

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