TOTAL MILES TRAVELED: 40 NM
HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY TIM TYREE!!
|ALABAMA TO THE LEFT AND MISSISSIPPI TO THE RIGHT|
This riverboat was moseying down river near Florence and these tee pees were pitched in a Cyprus campground, both shades of the past
We approached the Wilson Dam and Lock located at MM 259.4 and were told that the water was being lowered for our lock up and that our ride would be more comfortable if we caught a bollard either way up front or at the back. That is the kind of thing that endears those helpful lock masters to all us boaters.
The Wilson Dam is 137’ high and 4,541’ long. This historic landmark, named after President Wilson, boast fascinating arches that were reminiscent of those form the Roman Empire.
|THE OLD LOCK IS ON LEFT THE THE MASSIVE NEWER LOCK IS OPEN TO WELCOME US.|
|YA ALL, COME ON IN!|
|HOLY COW! THAT'S A LONG WAY UP THERE!|
|THE FLOATING BOLLARDS THAT WE TIE UP TO|
|THE ROMANESQUE ARCHES|
Exiting the lock, we were in the 15 mile long Wilson Lake. This may not be a large lake but it has depths to 125’. We found some extraordinary homes on the shore and a lovely little anchorage up the Six Mile Creek at MM 266. We swung to our starboard and crept into the creek, watching our depth and keeping to the deepest parts. We settled in a bend just off this beautiful home and sat back to enjoy the falling leaves, lurking herons and jumping fish. Nice!
|MEGA MODERN LAKE HOME|
|ANTEBELLUM STYLE LAKEFRONT HOME|