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Old 04-11-2009, 15:40   #1
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Lake Erie to Mobile, Alabama?

I've purchased a 65' vessel and its located on lake erie right now . I need to get her to warmer climate, and have been told I could bring her down the tombigbee river into the mobile delta has anyone out there been this route?
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:44   #2
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From Chicago, you’ll head south through the Sanitary Canal, down the Illinios River to St. Louis, then down the Mississippi to the Tennessee Tombigbee (@ Cairo?)

See the Great Loop guide
America's Great Loop Cruisers' Association

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http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/landf...erways0209.pdf

See the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway guides

Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Navigation Page

THE TENNESSEE-TOMBIGBEE WATERWAY

You may also be interested in some of our earlier discussions, including:

Ten-Tom

Tombigbee - Mobile Rivers Bridge Clearance

Tennessee River to Jacksonville

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...oop-17003.html

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Not sure where I saw the article, think it was Practical Sailor, but there are special precautions needed for passing through the "electric fence" on the canal. Will look it up tonight when I get home if no one else posts the information.

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Last I heard, the Sanitary Canal was closed to recreational traffic at the fence. Requires a 1/2 mile portage. I hope that's changed.
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You could try the Erie Canal (Buffalo to Waterford) to the Hudson and then out to the Atlantic. You'd do a lot more sailing.
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If you come down any of the rivers you will have to unstep your mast. When you get to Mobile look for Turner Marine or Dog River to get mast resteped. Turner has the best deal right now on slips with elec,water, and internet service included.
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