Keelboat Mandan

Keelboat Mandan (HM2MOD)

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N 47° 49.173', W 110° 39.89'

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Keelboats antedated steamboats and used every kind of power-chiefly man-except steam. Propelling them was no idle pastime. The usual method was to set long ash poles on the river bottom, toe the cleated walk and push hard, bow to stern. Crew also stumbled along the bank at the end of a cable. Favoring breezes thankfully indicated a sail.
The keelboat speed record, a brisk 110 miles in 61 days, was set in 1811 by a select crew of Manual Lisa, an impatient character. South Dakota winds chased his vessel clear around the Great Bend below Pierre for 75 miles in a long day. In the enclosed cabin keelboats carried beads, whiskey and other goods traded for beaver and buffalo robes at Indian posts along the Missouri,
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Date Added Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 10:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 525088 N 5296298
Decimal Degrees47.81955000, -110.66483333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 49.173', W 110° 39.89'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 49' 10.38" N, 110° 39' 53.4" W
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