Finally got internet, so was able to share pictures that have been taken in the past week. Exciting week with several locks, new crew and engine problems….
Don, the new first mate who will keep the captain company until St.Charles Missouri.
Starved Rock Lock ( at least it wasn’t another Manitoba location)
Currently in the city of Henry Illinois, population 2500. Hope to be moving South tomorrow.
September 19: Made it as far as Peoria today, the starboard engine is still acting up, will have another mechanic look at it on Monday.
September 22: After spending the weekend in Peoria, a mechanic finally came to the boat on Monday, he assessed the situation and figured it was a fuel pump issue. The part arrived today and it was changed. Got off to a late start, left after noon. Are on the hook near Duck Island, mile 135. Inching along……..
September 23: Made some progress today, “On Business” is anchored out near Bar Island, 5 miles north of La Grange lock. The plan is to get to at least Hardin tomorrow , which is about 20 miles from the Mississippi. On Friday, they will then push on to the Marina at Polestar Boating Center, in Saint Charles, MO. Some additional maintenance will be done prior to coming back to Winnipeg to get the Admiral.
September 24: Arrived in Hardin, docked at the Hardin restaurant, which apparently has good food– but the crew won’t get to try it, as it was damaged by fire in June. Will be cruising on the Mississippi tomorrow, and moving on to Saint Charles…….
It’s about time you got caught up!!! 🙂 Happy to hear you have both engines running now.
Great progress Captain ….. what month etc are you expected Ft Myers and do you know which marina?