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Old 08-29-2009, 11:53 AM
Judy Patsch Judy Patsch is offline
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Location: Rock Island, Illinois mile 480 UMR
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Default On the Mississippi

Day 3 found us on 37 miles of the Mississippi and Chain of Rocks Canal.
1) In the lock at Melvin Price L&D 26. That is a Visitors Center on shore, where they have good exhibits and start a tour of the lock and dam. The big model of the Corps' snagboat HORATIO G. WRIGHT is on display there.
2) the confluence of the muddy Missouri River and the Mississippi. Because of the angle of the sun, it is difficult to see the difference in waters, but a careful look will show the brown of the Missouri on the top half of the pix.
3) The goal: St. Louis. Unfortunately there is plenty of room to land the boat on the old cobblestone levee. Only a helicopter landing barge and the two barge complex for the two Gateway excursion boats are on the levee these days, a far cry from even the 1980s.
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