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Meriwether Lewis replica boat

Near Potomac Street, Armoury grounds, Harpers Ferry, WV
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This boat replica sits on the other side of the embankment that is across the street from White... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jehenson81
Collapsible Boat

Never knew that Lewis and Clark had a Harper's Ferry connection. The collapsible boat was a smart... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
gwenrich8
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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“clarke” (2 reviews)
“expedition” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Near Potomac Street, Armoury grounds, Harpers Ferry, WV
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This boat replica sits on the other side of the embankment that is across the street from White Hall Tavern. There are steps leading down to it near the John Brown monument. There isn't much to see except the frame of a metal boat. The...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Never knew that Lewis and Clark had a Harper's Ferry connection. The collapsible boat was a smart idea...too bad they did not have the fore site to research what natural materials would be available!

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Meriwether Lewis had an idea for a collapsible boat. It work in the Potomic but failed miserably in the western and southern rivers. It was abandoned a little into hia adventure.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Meriwether Lewis replica boat exists because the Original was a Terrible Idea. Folks who Read the History of the Corps of Discovery will know of Lewis' visit to Harpers Ferry. A very good idea to have a Replica.

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Not much to see on the boat, but the information about Lewis buying supplies at the Armoury was interesting.

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

This outdoor exhibit is a replica of a collapsible boat frame designed for the famed Lewis and Clark expedition. The boats worked when tested, but not in the field. The frame is nice, and the interpretive plaque give s a lot of information, but I...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Educational and informative to our country's history! Must see to appreciate all they did and the creativity of these men, wow !

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Reviewed 10 June 2017

Go down to see the old armory display. This is another example of how history is interconnected. The Lewis and Clarke expedition had a boat they designed built at the arrmory that would later become the target of the John Brown raid.

Thank Andy W
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

As a child growing up in Montana and learning about Lewis and Clark, the boat was something that I had remembered learning. However, I had never seen what it would have looked like. A steel frame with animal skins covering it to make it waterproof...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

you have to use a little imagination but this is really cool, it is worth the walk down the hill. fascinating that they began here....

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