Meriwether Lewis character jug prototype designed by Caroline Dadd and modeled by Alan Maslankowski, and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in 2005. Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809) was the co-leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, one of the most thrilling stories in the history of the American Nation. He was a captain in the army and served in several Indian campaigns before becoming secretary to his friend, President Thomas Jefferson. Selected to head the Voyage of Discovery across the North American continent in search of a water route to the Pacific Ocean, he chose William Clark as his associate. Leaving St. Louis in May, 1804, the expedition reached the Pacific eighteen months later and returned in September, 1806, to much acclaim after having been given up for lost. The 8,000 mile round-trip over harrowing terrain is considered America's greatest exploration feat. Upon his return, Lewis was made governor of the Louisiana Territory. Sacagawea with papoose form the handle of this jug.
Pair with William Clark