Left October 3rd from our Boston Bar Anchorage and headed for Cairo IL This was our turn upstream into the Ohio River. We went from 13 mph to 6 mph against the current. Many large barges congesting the Ohio River. Water level is high. So 4 of us pleasure boats (this was the term the lock masters used) were escorted by a tow boat past the new Olmstrad Lock but over the dam which was covered because the water was high and past
lock 53 no longer there. Three hours later we passed over old lock 52 that is no longer there. Very strange feeling and the water was rough. Saw an old fort Massac in Metropolis IL. We arrived at Paducah City dock KY 8 hrs and 15 min after our morning start. Walked uptown for good pizza and a beer.