One small step for mankind

One small step for mankind

Sep 3, 2019 Tuesday West Newton MN  to Lake City Marina, Lake Pepin – mile 772 Lake City MN 23.0 nautical miles.

44°27’01.7″N 92°15’48.2″W
44.450461, -92.263389
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

Lock 4 – mile 753, Alma, WI. Another pictures river town (with a rail road track)
Coming into Wabasha. This is the largest dredge mountain we’ve seen. Over the tops of the trees and a mile long.

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.

Slippery’s. One small step for mankind.
This is Dale’s first time on Minnesota land since Aug 5, 2018. 395 days. We celebrated by having a beer. First time we broke our drink and drive rule in 395 days (and longer).

Heading into Pepin.

On a walk about town scavenging for food.

Lake City Court House 2002 and 1899. Great job blending the addition into the old building.
Where ever we go we seem to meet really great people. We met Kevin and Summer at Railhouse Grill, where we had supper. They have 4 dash hounds. Several of them are rescues. One of them is a long haired dash hounds. Oscar W I’m thinking of you!


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.

Nauti Words

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?
     The outside

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