WELCOME TO PELICAN ISLAND ~
August 8, 1804
Captain Clark - "we had seen but a few
aquatic fouls of any kind on the river since we commenced our journey up
the Missouri. this day I saw a great number of feathers floating
down the river those feathers had a very extraordinary appearance as the
appeared in such quantities as to cover pretty generally sixty or
seventy yards of the breadth of the river. for three miles after I
saw those feathers continue to run in that manner, we did not perceive
from whence they came, at length we were surprised by the appearance of
a flock of Pillican at rest on a large sand bar. The number of
which would if estimated appear almost in credible they appeared to
cover several acres of ground. The island which we called after
them from the number we saw on it".
"I fired at random among the flock with my rifle and
brought one down; I measured this pouch and found it's contents 5
gallons of water"...
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