Friday, August 13, 2010


Aug. 12, 2010---It was nearly 10 a.m. when the fog lifted. Continued up the Ohio River 70.8 miles in 8.1 hours. Reached the Anchor Pad Marina at 6 p.m., mile 356.2. There are no services here but the folks are great. Caretaker Joe gave us a ride to a nearby restaurant.

Near Maysville, KY the sunken barges and tug are reminders of difficult times on the river.

A train was busy in Maysville. This is a common sight as we have seen trains passing through many of the small towns along the river.

Church in the downtown area of Maysville. Notice the haze. Humidity was very high today and no wind. It was a hot muggy day.

Looking behind us back downriver the town of Maysville is seen at the south end of the bridge.

Aberdeen, Ohio is on the north side of the river directly across from Maysville. The Simon Kenton Bridge on highway 62/68 joins the two towns. Notice the terrain has become a lot more hilly.

What a great day to travel as the water was very calm. Look at the reflections from this power plant just upriver from Aberdeen and Maysville.

Upon arrival at Portsmouth, Ohio the welcome sign on the flood wall is easily seen. Anchor Pad Marina is located at the downstream end of the wall.

Highway 23 crosses the Ohio. South end of the General Grant Bridge can be seen in this photo of the small office at Anchor Pad Marina.

Gathering area at the marina.

Dream Manor appears to be hiding.

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