The Yellowstone – The Yellowstone in Peril, 1833


Prince Maximilian, a passenger aboard the YELLOWSTONE during this voyage west in 1833, wrote in his journal as they headed into the mouth of the Missouri River: the sky was “blood red… stupendously beautiful.” April 10, 1833.  Steamboats were extremely vulnerable to the high wind. “the wind blew with increasing violence… one of our chimneys was thrown down… the large coops, which contained a number of fowls, were blown overboard, and nearly all of them drowned.” Prince Maximilian.

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