Smithville to Columbus MS, Mile 4207 to 4250, Day 219

October 25

The trip through the Wilkins lock was very early – about 7:30, and the cold morning resulted in fog across the water. We did 2 more locks – Amory and Aberdeen. Although we moved 43 miles, we spent as much time in the locks as we did in travel.

We ended up with lots of other boats at Columbus – we’d be with lots of boats the next few days. Stennis Lock would be up next.

Water hyacinths grow thickly in places here; these are next to the docks at Columbus Marina.

Mileage Today: 36.9 nautical

Trip Duration: 5.3 hours (moving time)

Loop Miles: 4249.2 miles

Estimated Loop Completion: 78.7%

Segments Completed: Okeechobee Waterway, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay, North Atlantic Ocean, Hudson River, Erie Canal, Oswego Canal, Lake Ontario, Trent Severn Waterway, Georgian Bay, North Channel, Lake Michigan, Illinois River, Mississippi River, Ohio River, Tennessee River

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