Historic Diaries: Floyd 1804
August 8, 1804
Clark spent several pages describing the pelicans in detail; they were the American white pelican, which they had first seen downriver on April 6th.
Wendesday Augt 8th 1804
Set out this morning at the usele time. day Clear wind from the N. W. prossed on passed the mouth of the Littel Soue River on the N. Side. it is about 80 yards wide. this River is navigable for Boates to Go up it for Som Distance in the Cuntrey and Runes parelel with the Missourie. 2 miles above on a Sand Bare Saw Grait Nomber of Pelicans. Capt Clark went out on the South Side and Jo Collines Killed on[e] Elke. water Bad mad 2 miles. Campd on the N. Side. the Land is Low marsh Land, that on the South is prarie Land