Historic Diaries: Floyd 1804
June 24, 1804
While Floyd and Lewis were off hunting, the keelboat caught on a large sandbar and had to be lifted off by brute force.
Sunday June 24th 1804
Set out at 5 oclock A. m. wind from the N. E., Sailed. Day Clear. passed a Creek on the South Side Called Hay Creek, it is about 40 yards wide. Clear water, Land High and Good, well timberd. Delayed 2 ouers to Dry some meat. Capt. Lewis & my self went hunting, Kild one Deer & a Turkey. passed a Creek on the North Side Called Charriton Creek, it is about 30 yards wide. passed a Creek on the Same Side Called the Creek of the Bad Rock, it is not far below the other, it is about 15 yards wide. the Land is High and well timberd. ouer Hununters Killed 8 Deer. water Good. made 13 miles, encamped on the South Side. the Land is Good first Rate Land. On this pt. of the River we observe feeding on the Banks & the adjasent Praries imince Hurds of Deer, Bear is also plenty in the bottoms.