Sep 3, 2019 Tuesday West Newton MN to Lake City Marina, Lake Pepin – mile 772 Lake City MN 23.0 nautical miles.
Elevation: 666 ft Locks: 1 Ascent: 7 feet
Lock 4 – mile 753, Alma, WI
Remaining Statue Miles: 58
A couple of shakes and we were off. We pulled anchorage this morning for the last time on our voyage. 🙁
Along the Way
Wabasha is the best of the small towns along the river. The train is further in, not right along the bank.
The eagles weren’t in town today. Didn’t see a single one all morning.
Slippery’s. The Gold Looper buddy boats pulled in just before we did.
Heading into Pepin.
On a walk about town scavenging for food.
Lake Pepin averages 20–32 feet deep and has a maximum depth of 60 feet.
Water skis were invented in 1922 by Ralph Samuelson, who steam-bent 2 eight-foot-long pine boards into skies. He took his first ride behind a motorboat in Lake City. But of course you as a Minnesotan already knew that.
Couple of shakes
Meaning: in a short time period.
Origin: Shakes refers to the shaking (luffing) of the head sails if the vessel points up too close to the wind. Sailors would measure short periods of time before watch changes with a “couple of shakes.”
Drolleries and Yuks
What side of a fish has the most scales?