Friday, August 8, 2014

A Mississippi Barge

In Bellevue we stopped at Lock and Dam No. 12.  The landscape along the Mississippi was very picturesque.
A few years back when we visited Lock and Dam No. 9 near Prairie du Chien, we were blessed when a worker there gave us a fascinating tour.  Lock and Dam No. 12 was thoroughly fenced off, and everyone there was busy working getting a barge through.

You can see the dam in the background and the barge going through the lock in the foreground.
The doors of the lock slowly swung shut and water started swirling up.
 Meet the Aubrey B. Harwell Jr.!

12 comments:

  1. Oh how neat! Ive always wanted to visit the south and see cool things like this.
    -Abigail

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  2. very cool images, a pretty place!!!

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  3. Beautiful place! You took great photos too!

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  4. Thanks Abigain, Debbie, and Sonia!

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  5. Interesting place to visit in the summer.

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  6. That's such a cool view! Blessings :)

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  7. Ooh, this looks like it was fun to see! :D Can you please remind me what state this is in?

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  8. Thanks Gosia, Deyanira, and Paige! This is in Iowa with Illinois just across the river. :)

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  9. Spectacular! I love visiting places like this. Your photos are wonderful. That first one is quite stunning.

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  10. Beautiful place and wonderful photos.

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