The batteau was too cumbrous for use toward the head waters of the Missouri, and it was to be sent back to St. Louis.
Once or twice we passed the red wreck of a batteau which had been stove some spring.
Before placing in the batteau the coffin containing the body of the deceased, it is lawful for each one present to accuse him.
Take to your batteau and get you to Oswego as soon as may be.
We poled our batteau with outfit and camped where now stands the village of Franconia.
While one took the batteau by the bow, another kept hold of the stern to keep her from upsetting, or filling with water.
There was water enough to have swamped a batteau, but against a raft the comber had knocked its head off for nothing.
Well, said Capt. Peak as they beached the batteau and sprang ashore, I see you have the boat.
We happened to pass the bridge as a batteau was coming up to a store at the end of it, to discharge its cargo.
The portage was effected by placing the batteau on wheels and yoking it up to a string of oxen.