Here are the Blogs in the Waterway News
Thursday, 25 June 2020
The books starts out with two men who decide to buy an very old wooden boat that takes up a year to launch. They start on the Arkansas River which is rarely used by cruising boaters. When they get near the Mississippi they get trucked to Aqua Yacht Harbor. The are now starting the Great Loop on the ...Read More...
Posted on 06/25/2020 4:24 PM by bob duthie
Wednesday, 9 December 2015
Today we saw the new bridge that replaces the Eggers Ferry Bridge nearing completion. We have crossed the 70 year old bridge with its narrow lanes many times each year to get to the Katy Leigh. The basket handle span was built on barges, floated to the opening, and hosted onto the supports. In another ...Read More...
Posted on 12/09/2015 5:30 PM by Bob Duthie
Thursday, 19 November 2015
This post is an recent interview with Tom Ray, who had an incident on his 42 ft Cruisers Yacht, on May 17, 2015 during a cruise on the Tenn-Tom Waterway. While underway all the electronics at the helm suddenly went dead. The only way to continue navigation was his compass and a paper chartbook.
Duthie ...Read More...
Posted on 11/19/2015 9:24 AM by Bob Duthie
Saturday, 7 September 2013
It seems like the Eggner's Ferry Bridge is in the news a lot. My last post was about a boatiing accident and another post covered one span being knocked into the river. A new bridge is now under construction with work going on at both ends to build the approaches out into the river. ...Read More...
Posted on 09/07/2013 7:59 PM by Bob Duthie
Saturday, 20 July 2013
On May 9, 2013 a bass boater team of two was heading north on Kentucky Lake and instead of passing under the main channel of the Eggers Ferry Bridge the operator elected to go under one of the narrower spans west of the main channel. The speed must have been very high as the boat hit an ...Read More...
Posted on 07/20/2013 3:02 PM by Bob Duthie
Monday, 17 December 2012
A good friend of mine, Joe, sent this Mississippi River photo taken December 14th at Commerce, MO. Commerce is 39 river miles above the Ohio River junction.
View South East from Commerce, MO An aerial view of the location looks like this.
Commerce, MO by Google Earth
Joe took the photo ...Read More...
Posted on 12/17/2012 4:25 PM by Bob Duthie
Saturday, 1 September 2012
This photo shows a Krogen Manatee trawler at anchor just above the I-24 bridge around 2008. Great Loopers can save 19 miles by waiting at the Kentucky Lock vs. going 19 miles further to the Barkley Lock. There is no place to anchor at the Barkley Lock as the current has swept the bottom clean..
Posted on 09/01/2012 5:22 PM by Bob Duthie
Thursday, 19 April 2012
On Sunday April 15th, Bob and Mavis with two friends needed to return to Kenlake Marina from Green Turtle Bay Marina. The weather forecasters had issued a Wind Advisory. This means winds of 25 to 39 MPH and gusts of 35 to 57 mph are expected. Coming out of Green Turtle Bay it was windy but there were ...Read More...
Posted on 04/19/2012 2:56 AM by Bob Duthie
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
We summarized the engine and took the Katy Leigh out the past Sunday and got a good look at the gap in the bridge from the north side. In looking through the gap it occurred to me that this view has never been possible until now. The bridge was built 77 years ago in 1935 to cross the Tennessee River.
The ...Read More...
Posted on 03/21/2012 4:03 PM by Bob Duthie
Sunday, 11 March 2012
We got back Monday. Thursday it rained all day. I took the View into Cullum and Maxie, our Winnebago Dealer, to get the radio antennae a trip ripped off in St. Petersburg, replaced along with a number of other small maintenance items. Friday afternoon we drove to Murray, put the View away in the shed, ...Read More...
Posted on 03/11/2012 3:34 AM by Bob Duthie
Saturday, 28 January 2012
In less than a year we have read about the Defever Trawler sinking on the Tenn-Tom, then the Le Costa Concordia hitting rocks, and now a huge ship the Delta Mariner has ripped a span out of the bridge we cross 2 or more times every weekend on the way to the Katy Leigh at Kenlake Marina. This photo ...Read More...
Posted on 01/28/2012 7:56 PM by Bob Duthie
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
On this past Friday, Sept 30 there was a terrible boating accident on the Tennessee -Tombigee Waterway at mile 317. A 1979 43ft Defever, MOONSTRUCK, capsized and sank behind a tow. The 4 people aboard managed to get in their dinghy which was being towed behind. The tow captain said he was drafting ...Read More...
Posted on 10/04/2011 10:29 PM by Bob Duthie
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
This year the water level in Kentucky Lake, (Tennessee River) hit an all time high since the Kentucky Lake dam was built in the 1940's. The top of the dam is at 375 ft above sea level. The water on May 7th hit 374 ft. This video was taken on April 30th when the water was at 370 ft., the highest ...Read More...
Posted on 05/10/2011 3:11 PM by Bob Duthie
Monday, 11 April 2011
We took the Katy Leigh north 23 miles to Green Turtle Bay (GTB) Marina in order to try out having a seminar associated with the show. Vebbie Griffith, Sales Broker made all the arrangements and the seminars were held on Saturday at one of the condo units. We started with 9 in attendance and covered ...Read More...
Posted on 04/11/2011 1:01 AM by Bob Duthie