Category 'Mississippi River Trip'

24
Sep

Cape Girardeau-Part 1

Cape Girardeau, Missouri September 22, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 58 miles downstream from my tent camp near Chester, Illinois, was my next destination, but it wasn’t easy getting there. About 30 miles downstream, the cable connecting my foot pedal to my rudder broke again. Fortunately, it happened near Grand Tower Illinois. […]

20
Sep

Big Day on the Big Muddy

Across the River from Chester, Illinois September 19, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: Today was a huge day for me. Because of the fast current, I was able to average 7.5 mph and covered 50 miles from Kimmswick, Missouri to an island in Missouri across from Chester, Illinois. Before today’s journey, I was averaging 25 […]

20
Sep

Loopers

Hoppies Marina Kimmswick, Missouri September 18, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: Before departing St. Louis on September 18, I visited the famous courthouse where the Dred Scott case began. Dred Scott was a slave who sued for freedom for himself and his wife, Harriet, and their two daughters. The case ended up in the United […]

19
Sep

Life or Death in the Chain of Rocks

St. Louis, Missouri September 17, 2019 Dear Family & Friends: On September 15, I paddled 16 miles to Alton Illinois. After securing my canoe at the local marina, I checked into a hotel. I had a great dinner at Fast Eddie’s Bar & Grille, a venue recommended by the Bosler Family. September 16 was the […]