Sunday, July 8, 2012


Keith was all smiles holding the line inside
Whitten Lock as the waiting time was over
  July 8, 2010---Did not start out very early today. Departed Midway Marina about 10:00 a.m. Three locks today in 13.5 mile distance. Rankin lock at 398.4 had a 30' lift, Montgomery lock at 406.7 also had a 30' lift.
Arrived at Whitten Lock mile 411.9 and found a tow waiting to go up. Commercial traffic is always the priority. Took a little over 2 hours for that tow to be lifted up and a small tow with a pleasure craft to come down before it was our turn. After the lock it was easy traveling to Aqua Yacht Harbor marina at mile 448.2. It took 8.4 hours to go 59 miles.

Carol working a Sudoku puzzle as the Whitten
lock is filling to lift Dream Manor 84 ft.

Forward view when the lock is about half full.

Whitten lock full, just before the gate opened.

Caught and passed the tow that caused
waiting time at Whitten Lock.
 Hauling wood chips.

After passing the tug, forward view
shows how straight  this part of the
man-made waterway really is.  

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