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No More Red Right Return

In On the river on 21/08/2013 at 17:20

I still have a few problems with the PC. I am contributing this to old age, not me , the computer. Red right return means going up river you keep the red nun buoys on your right. I am now heading back down river and I am down bound with the green cans on my right.

Well I made it up to end of the navigable water on the Little Tennessee River and what is referred to as Tellico Lake.

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You can see the Great Smokey Mountain. The last ten miles of the navigable waters – beautiful.

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Great Smokey mountains

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Sight of the Cherokee town of Chota. Each stone represents a clan. The clans were Deer, Wild Potato, Wolf, Paint, Bird, Long Hair and Bird. This town had been in existence since the the late 1600 hundreds.

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You can barely see the marker for  the town where the the town Tanasi was located as the capital until 1731. We all know what the President from Tennessee did to the Cherokee.  What sate and river get their name from this village? Duh…

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This is Fort Loudoun. This fort was taken by the Cherokee when they turned on the British during the War of 1763. They did this after the British executed Cherokee civilians in the Carolinas. The United States tried to keep settlers from encroaching on Cherokee land toward the end of the 18th century by building another fort nearby but we know how that  worked out.

Tellico lake itself is clear and cold and the best water quality I have seen on my trip. The problem with The lake is it never had to be built. It serves no purpose for the TVA. The farmers who had to sell their land got next to nothing and the Congress of the United States passed a law exempting the lake construction from environmental regulations.

So what you end up with is mile after mile of million dollar homes stacked 20 feet apart for 20 miles. The TVA originally made the farmers sell all their land and have no water front property with the promise that the lake would remain natural and forested. All I’m going to say about this is some folks, maybe in government,  maybe not, made millions and millions of dollars off grandpa’s farm. All we need is a floating Starbucks next to the 6000 square foot boat house to complete the scene.

Not a big entry but next we’ll do the headwaters of the Tennessee.

Dr Brad standing by on 16

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This is What it’s Like to live in 110 Square Feet

In long haul on 25/07/2013 at 19:51

Well All the stuff is done. The river has gone back down. I have no excuses. I am leaving here in one week. I am heading East. I am headed up river to the last good anchorage on the Little Tennessee River. The water is clear to 15 feet and the water temperature is near 65 degrees.

Get it on. No big pics just where I live in 110 square feet with a 28 year old woman. She’s small but has good lines and has supported my every move. She’s not high maintenance but you gotta come when she calls. Check out the following video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sgsnOmJCNw

Dr Brad standing by on 16

A guy told me he only had 2 weeks to check out the Tennessee River watershed and asked me what to do. I told him to go over to that rock, sit down, and cry.

Looking to Move Down the River

In Uncategorized on 18/12/2010 at 23:16

Business end of a sternwheeler

the slums of Pebble Isle

Johnsonville Battle site state park, marina on right

Curious George sneaking animal planet stuff on PC

George got me back with sneak photo

picture of a picture of Pebble Isle Marina

Still At Pebble Isle. Will try to get going early next week. I am getting itchy boat feet. I found out that on this property and the adjacent state park was the Civil War battle of Johnsonville in 1864. Nathan Bedford Forrest routed the union with a surprise attack on November 4th. This was a major supply depot for the Federals in their preparation for the move to Atlanta. This is the only battle in which a Calvary force destroyed a navy force. The north lost dozens of ships and an entire supply depot. I can see the old railroad bed from my  boat. The ships that were sunk are still in the bay area I am in now. Look up the battle of Johnsonville on Wikipedia. I will also be going by the Battle site of Shiloh. for fun a few picks

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