Monday, August 24, 2009


Aug. 23, 2009---After all the fine music last night the marina was quiet when we untied and pulled away from the dock. Very likely folks were still sleeping. Left Clifton, TN behind and continued down the Tennessee River. It was windy and cool (about 75 degrees) so we opted to operate from inside the cabin. The weather did not discourage many boaters as there was plenty of activity on the river.

At mile 127 we met an individual we had visited with at Grand Harbor two days ago. He told us he would be on the river with some friends in a pontoon boat this weekend. Sure enough he spotted us and they pulled near for a short visit.

More barge traffic again today.

The CSX Systems Railroad Bridge just past U.S. Highway 70 at mile 100.5 appeared to be low. However we cleared by 3 or 4 feet so it was not necessary to ask for the bridge to be raised. This bridge is located between New Johnsonville and Camden, TN.

Near daymark 98.9 is TVA's Johnsonville Power Plant.
This coal fired plant generates about 550 million kilowatts per year. Enough to supply 400,000 homes. it is the oldest fossil fueled plant in the TVA system.

Not far from the power plant is an industrial complex that appears to be a chemical plant.

Arrived at Pebble Isle Marina, located at mile 96 on the Tennessee River. Traveled 62.5 miles today in 7 hours.

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