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Old 29-11-2014, 09:13   #1
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Lower Mississippi

Hi we are interested in the journey from Cairo to New Orleans. We are searching for trip planning advice re anchorages etc but have found very little. If any of the CF group have completed this adventure and have some advise please share with us. Cheers GEOFF
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Old 29-11-2014, 09:48   #2
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Re: Lower Mississippi

What you are wanting to do is part of the "Great Loop Tour". If you search that term you will find a bunch of webpages, organizations, and books.

Here are a couple of links:

Cruising the Lower Mississippi River

Books and Maps about Cruising America's Great Loop - Raven Cove Publishing

But as I said there are quite a few others.

Personally, I have a ton of experience on the Mississippi but it is all upriver from there so I can't help with anchorages other than to say I think there is a 150+ mile stretch with no fuel stops somewhere down there.

Also, here is a link to the entire navigational chart, all 87 MB/316 pages of it:
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Re: Lower Mississippi

You've found very little because there is very little.

I grew up in Natchez, MS and have run most of the river from Vicksburg to the Gulf. There is very little recreational vessel traffic and thus very few facilities for such. Most facilities/services on the River are for commercial vessels.

You can find small boat marinas etc near NOLA and South of there, but anchroages or marinas are rare otherwise.
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