Day 14, near Alton to St. Louis and the Arch

Left our anchor site about 7:15,  stopped at Alton Marina for gas and ice, then on to the Mel Price lock, got right thru.  passed the Missouri River mouth, where there was a lot of turbulent water and current picked up speed, and then went thru the canal bypassing the chain of rocks, thru LD 27 which is our last lock on the Mississippi River and on to the Arch.   We got a dock for the night at a industry barge repair facility about a 1/4 mile from the Arch,  went to arch in afternoon. a lot of pictures but not much narrative today.

Dock site is quite noisy tonight,  train close overhead , interstate traffic noise,   but we have electricity so will have fans going since its pretty hot.

Had scrambled eggs and Ham with onions, and green peppers for supper, chocolate pudding for dessert.

Ttext

the mouth of the Missouri River

the mouth of the Missouri River

Entrance to Chain of Rocks bypass canal

Entrance to Chain of Rocks bypass canal

The canal , a 10 mile big ditch with a lock at the end.

The canal , a 10 mile big ditch with a lock at the end.

One lone cornstalk growing on bank

One lone cornstalk growing on bank

our last lock on the Mississippi

our last lock on the Mississippi

Milt  manning the mooring to floating bollards in lock

Milt manning the mooring to floating bollards in lock

First view of the Arch

First view of the Arch

Bridge patrol crew came up to talk to us,  also stopped by the boat after we were docked

Bridge patrol crew came up to talk to us, also stopped by the boat after we were docked

In front of Arch

In front of Arch

We docked at an industrial barge repair facility.   attendant gave us a little tour.

We docked at an industrial barge repair facility. attendant gave us a little tour.

Milt next to a pile of towboat propellers,  we did not even try to lift one.

Milt next to a pile of towboat propellers, we did not even try to lift one.

St Louis from the top

St Louis from the top

can you see our boat at dock?

can you see our boat at dock?

Its down there

Its down there

Our boat at our dock

Our boat at our dock

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Day 14 at the Arch | rivertrip13
  2. Noah
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 00:25:35

    I know you’re brothers, but I’m pretty sure it’s Stan next to the propellors, not Milt.

    Reply

  3. Noah
    Aug 25, 2013 @ 00:31:06

    Hope the lines weren’t too long, which side did you go in? Patricia

    Reply

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