2003 World Record Set:
18 days, 4 hours, 51 minutes!
Mississippi River Challenge for
- May 10, 2003 6 AM to May 28, 10:51 AM 2003-
A 2,348 Mile Marathon to Support a Marathon of Research!
May 20 Pictures
Pictures from Lock and Dam Master 24, 5/20/2003, with this note....
Good luck in the remaining journey, with clear sky yet brisk winds they safely went through Lock 24 today at 11:05. They said they are still ahead of time. The river is up and the current is on the move yet luckily we do not have much floating drift in our area. Tow traffic was light this morning as they were able to paddle right in and with only a 6 inch drop in the chamber, it was only minutes when they departed the lower end. The land crew called by radio that they were waiting below the Lock to meet them. I hope the rest of your trip goes as well. I sent these pictures to the remaining Lock's below me to give the Lockmaster's a heads up so they will be looking for them. Christopher J. Morgan Lockmaster Lock & Dam 24
5/20/2003 - Waiting to go through...
5/20/2003 - And they are through! L & D 24 quickly!