Sunday, August 30, 2009


Aug. 28, 2009 ---It was misty as we weighed anchor and moved out from behind Dover Island into the main channel of the Cumberland River at 7:00 a.m.

Tennessee Valley Authority's Cumberland steam plant is located at mile 103. It produces more power than any other plant in the TVA system.

Bridge at Clarksville.

Clarsville is located along the river at mile 125.

Cheatham Lock is located at mile 148.7

First time locking experience for Tom & Crystal. He was intent holding the line on the floating bollard.

Crystal was on the flybridge watching Tom.

Having been lifted 26;, Crystal checked with "BB" to make sure he was okay.

Along the way sand was being off loaded on the right while grain was being loaded into barges at another site.

Crystal & Tom handled the boat. She lasted about 5 minutes while he lasted more than 5 hours.

Tom did a good job of keeping the boat in the middle of the channel and observing the red and green bouys.

Today's trip ended at mile 175.3 after covering 84.8 miles in 10 hours. We docked at Rock Harbor marina. The entrance seemed a little narrow because of the vertical rock walls. Once inside it is a well protected marina and very pleasant. At one time this area had been a rock quarry.

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