National Wildlife Refuge (Between
Trempealeau, Wis., and Winona, Minn.)
Environmental Impact Statement (pdf)
on Nature:The Economic Benefits to
Local Communities of National Wildlife
Refuge Visitation (Sept.
2007) (pdf) Trempealeau Refuge statistics
on pdf pages 172-175.
Watches on the Upper Mississippi
A new Interstate 35 bridge in Minneapolis
is scheduled to open by the end of 2008.
By Marc Hequet
You can watch construction unfold
The Perilous Voyage of the Virginia
The first steamboat journey up the Upper
Mississippi in 1823 opened the river.
By Michael Martin
Sizing Up Drawdowns:
Tracking the effects of drawdowns is
a long-term proposition.
By Reggie McLeod
Links: Summary of Results
of the Pool 5 and Pool 8 Drawdowns on the Upper Mississippi River
and Upper Mississippi River Pool 8 Drawdown Results: www.drawdowns.com
To read these and other stories,
order a back issue from us.
Preparing for a Long River
Planning for the Great Loop around the
eastern United States
By Captain Larry Martin (Lawrence.martinATmac.com)
Download PDf of story
Links to Resources:
Cruising Guide, Contains good information about river
cruising and locking through. Essential.
Available through the publisher, also
at marinas and nautical bookstores.
Mississippi River Charts, U. S. Army
Corps of Engineers. These may be downloaded
online at no cost. It is best to have the
paper version for around $35. You can buy
software which will link government charts with your GPS
and laptop computer, but computers are hard to read in bright
America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association
Honey, Let’s Get a Boat, a journal of their Great Loop cruise,
written by the founders of America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association
(AGLCA). Contains advice, checklists, budgets,
experiences. May be purchased online.
Skipper Bob Publications, Bob and Elaine
Reib, a variety of guidebooks to the Great
Bluewater Books and Charts,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the largest source for nautical
books and charts.
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