Columbus MS

Hello Mississippi! I’m anchored here in the original river course next to Columbus. There is a dinghy dock nearby, and I was just ashore for dinner.

We’re 320 miles upriver from Mobile. This was about the limit of navigation on the Tombigbee before the Tenn Tom was completed in 1985. Steamers were coming here in the 19th century. Most of the travel so far has been on the original river course.

It’s been smooth sailing the last two days. Nice weather, and water levels are near normal. I stopped last night here.

I have plans to meet Susan next Sunday in Decatur, which is about 210 miles and a bunch of locks from here. Seems completely doable, although there is heavy rain forecast for the next two days. Hopefully that doesn’t cause issues with water levels.

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