Day 19 – Sept 24, 2018

Leaving the Little River Diversion Canal heading to the River, just before the rain started.

Gloomy, rainy, hard to see far ahead. A barge emerges. One of ten+ for the day, not counting those that were anchored.

Reaching Cairo IL and the confluence of the Upper Mississippi and the Ohio Rivers. The Ohio is the larger river at this point. MikoMan is at mile 852, roughly the halfway point of the trip.

Approaching Olmstad, sight of a new dam and lock. MikoMan is struggling against the strong current, sputtering, likely due to some water probably getting into the fuel tank, advancing at 4 MPH. Still 30 miles from Paducah and mechanical help.

Pulled over to a sandy shore just past Olmstad for dinner and the night.

78 Miles today – 871 total miles