Monday, September 2, 2013


Sep. 1, 2013---Visiting with other boaters last night we learned 3 locks (Aberdeen, Stennis, Bevill) will be closing September 5th at 6:00 a.m. They will reopen Sept. 14th at 6:00 p.m. This caused quite a change in plans. In order to reach Demopolis, AL by evening of the 4th before the closures it wil be necessary to put in a couple of long days. Departed Clifton at 6:10 a.m. Went up the Tennessee River to Pickwick lock at mile 206.7  and was lifted up 55 feet to Lake Pickwick. Continued to mile 215.2 and crossed three corner spot where Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi meet. Turned starboard and started down the Tombigbee Waterway at mile 450.7  Will be counting down. Reached Bay Springs Marina at mile 412.2 at 4:10 p.m. after a busy 10 hour day. There were so many boaters on the water it was a challenge to keep track and avoid swamping small boats with the wake created by Dream Manor.

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