Continuing with Heward's journal to match the journey of the Intrepid Four, departing from Portland today:
Paddle Day 18 Sunday Apl 25th 1790. After a rainey Night set off from hence a number of small Islands following to a River from the East (Looking Glass) where was a Cabin of Ottawas the Course here nearly North with High banks & some pine trees to the East from thence to a Village the River very full of High banks & some pine Trees & at this Village a large Turning & Point (David Highway?) the Course Nore West arrived here at Mid Day. from thence low Bottoms with high Banks at a Distance very full of heavy Wood with the finest places possible for making Sugar the River running level & deep & not a very strong Current with many Turnings the Course nearly West Daurrier lost a Quart Jack some Time ago (??) put on Shore early to rig our Oars hull Corn &C.
The Wisconsin River flows 430 miles across the state from Lac Vieux Desert in northern Wisconsin to its junction with the Mississippi River ar Wyalusing State Park in southwestern Wisconsin. Known as "the nation's hardest working river," it has many power dams and resevoirs, mainly on its upper and middle portions along the lower stretch with beautiful scenery and numerous islands.