Thursday, October 8, 2009


Oct. 7, 2009---Finally, an abundance of sunshine! After eating rolls at the Gray Heron Restaurant, we said goodbye to our many new friends. Departed Pebble Isle Marina at 9:00 a.m.

Upon reaching the main channel a boat was seen going upriver. In 4.5 miles we caught up with them as they went under the CSX Systems Rail Bridge and State Hwy 70 at mile 100.5. We passed the “Ellie Jane” and continued up the Tennessee River.

At mile 116 Interstate-40 crosses the river.

State highway 20/412 crosses the river at mile 134.8 near the small town of Perryville, TN.
Upriver for the next 5 miles there are several large sand and gravel operations.

Appears one of the barges may have leaks as there is a lot of water being pumped out of the compartments.

An active dredging operation, filling barges with sand from the river bottom. From all the activity this must be an area of quality materials.
At 4:00 p.m. we tied up on the fuel dock at Clifton Marina. This marina is located at mile 158.5 on Roach Creek. Several transient boaters were already there. This was a wonderful day to travel so it was easy to cover the 62.5 miles in 7 hours.
Video clips show sand and gravel operations.
Sounds heard is from water displaced by our boat.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I believe you have confused state route 70 with I-70. Thanks for your posts.