Tuesday, June 29, 2010

OHIO RIVER

June 29, 2010---Left Green Turtle Bay at 10:30 a.m. It is just about 1.6 miles to the Barkley lock. Had called earlier to check on barge traffic and expected to get in about 11:00 a.m. Turned out to be noon when the tow cleared the lock onto Lake Barkley. Entered the lock & lowered 57 feet. Continued down the Cumberland River 30.6 miles. Met several tows as we traveled downriver to mile zero which intersects the Ohio River at mile 923. Turned upstream into the Ohio. Promptly lost 2 1/2 to 3 mph against the current. From here on we are in new territory! This is where we intended to be a month ago. One of our loyal readers had commented, "anything could be fixed with time and money". We are excited to be on the move! Smithland Lock at mile 918.5 had the gate open for us. Just a 22' lift, then continued up the Ohio River. At mile 902.5 turned port into the Golconda Marina, Illinois. It was just after 6:00 p.m. when we tied up for the night. A wonderful day. Made 55 miles and two locks in 7 1/2 hours.


Cattle were enjoying a dip in the Ohio. Cooling off and probably getting bugs off too.

The videos were taken on the Cumberland River of a large crushed rock operation. They were loading a barge and another was being positioned. Just imagine all the conveyor belts at this facility.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are underway again! We'll follow the blog, and look forward to seeing you at mm 25.5!

IKen and Carol on "Miss Nauti"