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The 55 foot Keelboat

The main Ohio and Missouri River transportation that the Corps used was a 55 foot Keelboat, which could be sailed, rowed, cordelled, poled like a raft, or towed from the riverbank.

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 55 - foot Keelboat

cordelling a keelboat

In addition to the Keelboat, two wooden row boats called Pirogues were taken to hold men and supplies.

Pirgoues on the Missouri River


An interpretation of the flag flown on the Keelboat An  Interpretation of the flag flown on the Keelboat by Artist Gary R. Lucy  PDF  768 KB   

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