Monday, October 22, 2007

Louisville Kentucky to Rocky Point Marina, Indiana (10/22/07)

We left Lousiville early this AM after a heads up from the lock master at McAlpin Dam who informed us he was locking though a towboat ( Crescent City) and a pleasure boat at 8:15 AM.
We made it and total lock thru time was about 15 minutes. Score one for the good guys!

McAplin Lock Thru

The weather forecast was for a good morning and a rainy afternoon, which was exactly correct. The river between Louisville and Canelton is pristine, with very little development. Add to that the rainy afternoon, and other than towboat traffic, no one was on the river.

A rainy day on the Ohio

This allowed us to make very good time, 7.5 hours for a total of 120 miles. Score two for the good guys!

In route we passed Leavenworth Indiana, well known for it's luxurious inn and where Jenny and Dan opted for luxurious accommodations over the modest venue of the Greenbrier in West Virginia. (

Leavenworth Inn

What a surprise to see our former Rear Commodore involved in a new business enterprise on the river after Leavenworth (Terry's Camp). We all wish Terry the best of luck!

Terry Glasgow's newest enterprise

We arrived at Rocky Point Marina in a steady rain and docked with little fanfare. The marina was recently purchased and provided a very good meal at their on-site restaurant.

Tomorrow we expect to arrive in Evansville Indiana, a short 73 miles or so.

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