Aug 30, 2019 Friday Rock River – Mile 479, Rock Island, IL to Mississippi Mile 545, Sabula, Iowa 57 nautical miles.
Elevation: 581 ft Locks: 3 Ascent: 31 feet
Lock 15, Rock Island, IL and Davenport, IA
Lock 14, LeClaire, IA
Lock 13, above Fulton, IL and Clinton, IA
Remaining Statue Miles: 285
Zebulon Pike camped at the mouth of the Rock River (our anchorage) in 1805 before heading west to discover Pike’s Peak.
Along the Way
Davenport IA. The childhood home of Red Gallagher http://redgallagher.com/
It has been a couple of days since the partner-ship has had showers. We were off to look for the marina showers the minute yes dear’s lines were secured. The women’s shower was well into preparing for Halloween. There were so many cobwebs and spiders. I quit counting after 12 spiders. The worst part was encouraging a huge spider to leave the chain bolt lock so I could use it.
The marina is on the derelict side. The only part the seem OK is where the water taxi stops.
How do you know what where it is coming out?
Camanche, IA ~ mile 515. Dang, I missed a photo opp here! Quarterback, Terry Bradshaw grew up briefly in Camanche.
Low bridge coming into Clinton, IA
Salt and Pepper
Quote from the Loop
Waiting for a hurricane to hit is a lot like a bug being stalked by a turtle.
The Quad Cities was the site of the western-most battle of the Revolutionary War, fought in 1780.
The Quad Cities is a misnomer. There are actually five cities: Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa and Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline, Illinois.
Meaning: intentionally deceive someone
Origin: From the 17th century, it described the Spanish custom of hoisting false flags to deceive (bamboozle) enemies.
Drolleries and Yuks
Why did the admiral decide against buying a new hat?
He was worried about cap sizing