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Old 06-03-2013, 03:10 PM   #21
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That is a great sounding trip Tom, and one filled with fantastic historical significance too. Wife and I have recently discussed keeping our Owens beyond our self imposed 5 year timeline to upgrade. Purchasing a trailer and having it shipped around the country to different river systems is our motivating factor.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:49 PM   #22
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Allegheny River

For me, it will always be the Allegheny River at "Henry's Bend, PA." I spent a big share of my childhood fishing and canoeing this river. Shooting Copperhead snakes on the railroad tracks at dusk, gigging Bull Frogs, groundhog, deer, bear & squirrel hunting, etc. There was nothing else I wanted to do but be on this river.
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Sunchaser,
You might enjoy the book "River Horse." The writer did the Missouri traveling upstream to the headwaters in a 22 foot C-Dory. Hell of a tale . . .

River-Horse: A Voyage Across America: William Least Heat-Moon: 0046442636261: Amazon.com: Books
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:35 PM   #24
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My favorite river is the Middle Fork of the Salmon. I know, not the same but hey, a guys got to do what a guys got to do, to get on the water in landlocked Idaho. But it really is a beautiful trip. Going there next week for a 100 mile, week long float
Did that 30+ years ago. Our raft trip took five days: from the headwaters to the Snake River. The water is pristine: it's quite a contrast with the snake where clear water from the Salmon running along the murky Snake's.
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:54 AM   #25
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The 335 navigable miles of the Columbia and the 155 miles of the Snake. Both of them meet right here in the Tri Cities and provide some very nice boating.

This is on the Columbia......

And here's a shot on the Snake at Ice Harbor Lock.....
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:46 AM   #26
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The Musconetcong River in North Jersey!!

I Spent my boyhood Summers there, and boats and water travel were all fresh and new.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:32 AM   #27
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The Fraser River BC

The Fraser River in BC is my back yard. We spend most of our cruising weekends running the river here.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:59 AM   #28
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Great pics OFB. Especially the first and the last two.

Looks like our favorite rivers are the ones near by.

Walt. I think I'd like the Allegeny too.
How many animals have you killed in your life?

John. The Mus----------ong river? Is that dude in the canoe pic YOU!

Tom (sunchaser) says about the Missouri he'd want "The boat would be an outboard powered 28' to 30'Grady White". NAWWW don't need no stink'in yacht. A small OB or even a canoe would be more appropriate ... but only (I suppose) if one likes bugs. And Tom re your comment about "booting" the Russians out ........ we didn't. We bought them out. Russians are hard to boot.
But you got me a bit pumped on the Big Mo.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:47 AM   #29
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Pitt River BC

A couple of pics running the Pitt River into Pitt Lake off the Fraser River.

I find running the rivers stress free some what. Weather as in wind is just not an issue.

But we ran up into the lake this past long weekend in May. With a hard freshet ongoing the old 7 knot boat struggled against the current. Down under 2 knots on the Fraser. Sure was a fast run home

One also has to be very carefull with lots of skinny water through some sections.

The amount of material like logs with root balls etc also had me working the helm a lot.

Harrison Lake can also be reached through the Fraser River but only a few times of the year using local knowledge ( aka hired skipper ).

Not a great destination , the Fraser or Pitt rivers actualy. But for me being local it is grand.
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The upper Mississippi, many old river towns to visit, Hannibal, Mo. is one of our favorites a nice day trip from the marina. Had planned a cruise to Muscatine, IA. this week but high water has delayed it. Here are some pics taken while helping a friend take his mainship down to Port Charles to have some work done to prepare it for doing the loop.

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Going up the Chester there are lots of neat spots until the junction w/ Langford Cr. & Corsica River, then it becomes very scenic & rural until Chestertown itself. Our avatar was taken in a small cove partway up the Corsica. Interestingly enough, the town of Centerville has put in new docks & is a nice place for a stroll & burgers 'n beer.
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Going up the Chester there are lots of neat spots until the junction w/ Langford Cr. & Corsica River, then it becomes very scenic & rural until Chestertown itself. Our avatar was taken in a small cove partway up the Corsica. Interestingly enough, the town of Centerville has put in new docks & is a nice place for a stroll & burgers 'n beer.
I hear the water gets pretty thin up by the Centreville docks. What do you draw?
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Going up the Chester there are lots of neat spots until the junction w/ Langford Cr. & Corsica River, then it becomes very scenic & rural until Chestertown itself. Our avatar was taken in a small cove partway up the Corsica. Interestingly enough, the town of Centerville has put in new docks & is a nice place for a stroll & burgers 'n beer.
These pictures made in the anchorage at Reed Creek off the Chester River near the Corsica River.








That's what I love about the Chesapeake-----so many great places to anchor.
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Huon River Tasmania

My current favourite is the Huon in Tasmania - a true delight for a timber boat fan.
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My current favourite is the Huon in Tasmania - a true delight for a timber boat fan.
Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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John. The Mus----------ong river? Is that dude in the canoe pic YOU!

Eric, That's me! We use to sleep in my Grandparents boathouse--My Mom said my Sister and I both had hammocks suspended from the rafters to bunk in.
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John that's wonderful. Just like kids sleeping in the barn making believe they're cowboys.

eagle419 ... that's a place I want to go now and had no such inclination before. The clouds are like here in the US PNW and I do like the wood boats. I looked (clicked) on all your pics and Taz became a new place. Thanks.
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:28 PM   #38
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The CT river from Hartford to Old Saybrook is fresh till almost the end , and easy to anchor and swim in.

Small towns like Deep River are easy walks Essex has a tie up museum and lots of expensive shopping and eateries the M>M folks.

Hamburg cove (weekdays) is a wonderful sheltered harbor with moorings galore .

Running up and down the river is far easier with a chart , but the fiord like scenery makes it worth it.
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Gulfstar;

Honestly, I'm not sure. the locals indicated that there had been some dredging done recently. Quite a few workboats at the docks. We went up in the dink to explore. Slips are fairly large, & we did pass an Albin 34/+/- type as we headed back to our boat. Channel is well marked & looked like it might be deep enough for our Californian. I need 4' , but hope for more. We have gotten a little sensitive as our props shrink in diameter due to "exploring"
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