Sunday, September 19, 2010


Sept. 19, 2010---Thick fog held up the boaters for a while. Everyone was busy coiling up electric cables and making preparations to leave. Sternwheelers left as soon as they could.

Took a while to get all the boats on their way to free up the Dream Manor. Patty looked sharp as she pulled away in "Blue Chip II".

"Max'd Out Again" is on the way down river.

"Dach Holiday" headed home.

"Hardly Dangerous" headed out.

When enough boats had cleared away that we could safely leave the dock, there was hardly a boat left on the river front at Pomeroy, Ohio. As we look back, the festival was a lot of fun. We also had a good time showing off the Dream Manor as it attracted nearly as much attention as the sternwheelers. We made a lot of new friends who welcomed us to return again.

Traveling along we passed the Faris Wheel stern wheeler.

Caught up with a lot of the sternwheelers near the mouth of the Kanawha River at Point Pleasant, WV. (mile 265.5)

Looking up the Kanawha River a tow hauling coal was coming out into the Ohio River. According to the radio chatter the stern wheelers were waiting for the tow to clear so they could start up the Kanawha. Several of the stern wheelers were rafted together and needed room to stay together.

Had one lock today at mile 279.2. The gate was open when we arrived. Went straight into the Robert C. Byrd lock & in a short time was down 23'. Todays travel down the Ohio River was 6.7 hours. Made 58.3 miles and tied up at the city dock in Huntington, WV.

Notice the hills are not nearly so high or steep now. There has been quite a change in the landscape as get farther from the mountainous areas of West Virginia.

Beautiful sunset over the bridge that joins Huntington, WV with the small town of Chesapeake, OH.

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