Messengers were then sent up the river to endeavour to procure a keelboat; meanwhile all our hunters went ashore.
Then followed a keelboat race of a thousand miles up 351 the Missouri.
The best cabin in a keelboat had been furnished in sumptuous style for the accommodation of the self-indulgent chief.
The keelboat Mary Ann come up the river with a lot of travellers.
The new Northwest was settled after the great day of the keelboat on western waters.
Somewhere on the upper river Sublette sent the boat back, and proceeded by keelboat to Fort Union.
A keelboat was generally manned by ten hands, principally Canadian French, and a patroon or master.
Fort Gibson saw the beginning and the end of the keelboat and the whole career of the river steamboat.
About sundown a keelboat came down the river and landed, bearing three dead bodies and several wounded.
He was captain of a keelboat, which was the craft mostly used in ascending the river.