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Old 10-25-2018, 10:26 AM   #41
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10/24/18 Wednesday. Made it thru 4 locks today and docked at Midway marina in Fulton for the night.
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Old 10-26-2018, 08:15 PM   #42
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10/24/18 Made it to Midway marina after going thru 4 locks. Temp in the low 60's
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Old 10-26-2018, 08:17 PM   #43
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10/25/18 Stayed at Midway marina due to weather. Rained all day. Will try to head out in am.
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Old 10-26-2018, 08:21 PM   #44
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10/26/18 Weather is very cloudy; rained off and on all day. Temp about 55 degrees. Went thru 3 locks today; the last one, Whitten is the ninth highest single lift lock in US. It was huge. 85ft. Took about 40 minutes to pass thru. Made it to Aqua Yacht Harbor Marina late this afternoon. Hopefully sun will shine tomorrow.
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Old 10-27-2018, 12:05 AM   #45
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Be sure to take a side trip to the Shiloh Battlefield when you get to Pickwick Lake. It is a very moving experience. We stayed at Grand Harbor Marina and used their courtesy van. They also had a cd for a car tour of the battlefield that was very helpful. Hope the weather clears. There is not a more scenic trip than the Tennessee River to Chattanooga! Safe travels.
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Old 10-28-2018, 05:31 PM   #46
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10/28/18 Made it to Picwik Friday evening. What a very large and busy place! What a great River Community. We are not going to make it to Chattanooga because of the late start with mechanical issues. We have grandchildren commitments we must keep. We did complete the 450 miles of Black Warrior and Tombigbee waterways. Also did the 3 state junction in the Tennessee river. Great trip, beautiful scenery. Now heading back to Cajun country.

PS: When Berwick retires from law practice he will make a great tour guide! Thanks for the info, Berwick.
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Old 10-28-2018, 09:25 PM   #47
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You are welcome! We are on the boat at Longboat Key and it finally is cool enough to open up the boat. Have a safe trip home.
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:01 AM   #48
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11/1/18 BACK AT HOME BUT WITHOUT LUNASEA we hit a submerged log on the way out and bent a prop. I am number 8 to be hauled out, after I am out 10 days turn around for props to be worked. Tuesday the Aqua Harbor repair shop brought 6 sets of props to be repaired. I asked if this was normal and they said not this many but the water level is about a foot to a foot and a half lower than normal and many more logs than normal. Car rentals is at a premium in Pickwick everyone leaving their boats there for repair and going home for the holidays. I am sure there will be a mad rush back after Thanksgiving.
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