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Old 05-30-2003, 05:29 PM
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Here's an early navigators take on where the rivers real beauty begins and ends:



Past Cultures of the Upper Mississippi River
"That portion of the Mississippi which extends from Prairie du Chien to Lake Pepin is the most mountainous and truly beautiful on the whole river, and may with strict propriety be called the Alpine Region. The river here varies from a quarter to a full mile in width, and on either side throughout the whole distance is a range of mountains which sometimes actually bend over the river, and sometimes recede into the interior for several miles. The Mississippi here is rather sluggish, but perfectly translucent and completely filled with islands which are covered with a variety of forest trees found between Kentucky and the Great Lakes" (Charles Lanman, 1846)
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Jeff-are you going to (again) try to (again) put together another Mississippi trip (again)?
Tim, I think it is easier to just "wing it" on a certain weekend and see who shows up. I for one will leave early in the morning and motor up to meet the others and later in the day motor back to the launch and if necesssary do it again the next day.

If you guys are interested, you should not have much problem with noise and cops if we just head to meet the North guys. There are only a few spots that you really need to avoid if you are real noisy.

I will certainly let you and everyone else know the next time we head out. It is a good time -- never boring.
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Yes, I agree. The river is a interesting place to boat. Please keep us in the loop.
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Yes, I agree. The river is a interesting place to boat. Please keep us in the loop.
Will do.

Just PM me your email and I'll send you all the info on the poker run.

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I'll send you all the info this afternoon.

Anyone else?
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Jeff (HP500EFI) Long time no hear. But its boating season again.
As soon as I'm done with my driveway I'll be boating again. Hope to see you on Winnebego or the Mississippi.
We are heading to Alma on the 4th of July and heading north.
We are staying at Northport Marina the 4th then Wabasha on the 5th. Might try the Casino on the 6th otherwise Bill's Bay just south
of Red Wing is a good spot. Freindly people and a playground for the kid.

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We'll have to hook up. There are about 10 of us hotboats in Alma(Great River Harbor). We're just a couple miles south of northport below the dam.

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We have never stayed in Alma before. Is the area nice? Which is the better marina? I thought we would stay at Northport, it sounded like it was closer to town. I have a 6 year old who likes to play on toys. Does your Marina have anything for the kids. Which place has the bet boat launch for my Formula 357???

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Is the area nice?
Your in for a treat. This area makes an incredibly beautiful back drop for boating.

Here is the deal

Northport is a nice big marina full of big cruisers(no go-fast boats) so the ramp will be more than adequate. I believe there is a playground and a small office/store. But other than that it's just a marina with a big parking lot all the way around it.

Great River Harbor is a camp grounds(200 permanent), marina and also home to Fun N' the Sun house boat rental. The ramp will be adequate for your boat. There is also a play grounds, game room and mini-golf(under refurbishing) and a bar for the adults. There are tons of kids for you 6 year old to play with. Some belonging to fellow board members. We're also there to lend a hand at the ramp and docks. There is always a friendly camp fire with plenty of boat talk for you and girl talk for the wives.

If you haven't made reservations, you may want to soon.

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