This land was made for you and me

This land was made for you and me

12-Jul-2021 Monday Wabasha Parkside Marina (~UMR mile 760) to Treasure Island (~UMR mile 798) (33.7 nautical miles 38.8 statute miles)

44°38’15.9″N 92°38’34.2″W
44.637735, -92.642821
Elevation: 674 feet     Elevation change: 6 feet
States (2): Minnesota, Wisconsin

Locks (1):
Lock 3 – mile 797, Welch/Red Wing, MN

Destination Mississippi River Statute Mile 830
Remaining Statute Miles: 32
Remaining number of Locks: 1

Along the Way

First order of the day was to swap out the props.

OMG. The underside of yes dear… was green with grass! All of it courtesy of this marina.

Woo Woo! We had friends join us for the remainder of the trip to the Twin Cities. Both Micki and Paul are experienced boaters. We put them to work….. It felt like we were rich and had deck hands.

The Coast Guard reminds me of squirrels. They store their caches in locations where they can later retrieve them.

Lake Pepin. It was a ‘Top 10 Weather Day’.

In the Winona legend, the daughter of Dakota Sioux chief Red Wing (for whom the nearby town of Red Wing, Minnesota is named) jumped from this cliff after her lover, a member of the rival Chippewa tribe, was killed by Dakota warriors under orders from Red Wing. (This story sounds a whole lot like the story of Lovers’ Leap in Hannibal MO

God Bless America. In the fall of 1938, as fascism and war threatened Europe, Irving Berlin decided to write a peace song. He recalled an unpublished version of a song that he had set aside in a trunk, took it out and shaped it into a ‘second’ national anthem. God Bless America was notably recorded by Kate Smith, becoming her signature song.


Lock 3 – mile 797, Welch/Red Wing, MN

This land was made for you and me!

“This Land Is Your Land” is one of the United States’ most famous folk songs. Its lyrics were written by American folk singer Woody Guthrie in 1940 in critical response to Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America”. Guthrie was tired of hearing Kate Smith sing “God Bless America” on the radio in the late 1930s.



The Mississippi River is the second longest river in North America, flowing 2,350 miles from its source at Lake Itasca through the center of the continental United States to the Gulf of Mexico. The Missouri River, a tributary of the Mississippi River, is about 100 miles longer.

Drolleries and Yuks

What do you say to comfort a friend who’s struggling with grammar?
~ There, their, they’re.

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