StillwAter, MN to Lake City, MN

Discussion in 'Sea Ray Lifestyle & Cruising' started by Cdillerud, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. Cdillerud

    Cdillerud Member

    56
    Jul 9, 2016
    Minnesota
    2000 Sea Ray 240 Sundancer
    5.0 Mercruiser
    Bravo II
    First cruise with the little man. He had never experienced river traffic or locks. Some pics of the 57.7nm trip.

    1045 depart Stillwater city dock. No wake zone for a significant part of the Stillwater area due to new bridge construction.

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    1200 arrive Kinny sandbar
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    1400 Lock 3
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    1430 HarborBar/Redwing-Queen of Mississippi in the background
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    1600 arrive Lake City Marina
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    Last edited: Aug 6, 2016
  2. Cdillerud

    Cdillerud Member

    56
    Jul 9, 2016
    Minnesota
    2000 Sea Ray 240 Sundancer
    5.0 Mercruiser
    Bravo II
    Back in Lake City after a run down to Winona. Locked through lock 4, 5 and 5a. Only had 1 tow to wait on thanks to AIS and planning. Dig this part of the Upper Miss.



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  3. Cdillerud

    Cdillerud Member

    56
    Jul 9, 2016
    Minnesota
    2000 Sea Ray 240 Sundancer
    5.0 Mercruiser
    Bravo II
    To stay on topic...our transient dock has a 260,280, 290, 300, 310 and us in our little 240. Sea Ray very popular here.


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  4. DjDaoust

    DjDaoust Member

    213
    Nov 4, 2015
    La Crosse, WI
    1998 450 Sundancer - 3 Boys & A Blonde
    Cat 3126's
    Beautiful boating up that way! Too bad you didn't make it down to La Crosse to visit us!
     
  5. Cdillerud

    Cdillerud Member

    56
    Jul 9, 2016
    Minnesota
    2000 Sea Ray 240 Sundancer
    5.0 Mercruiser
    Bravo II
    we had LAX on the itinerary originally but ended up staying too long in Winona(my birthplace) so we had to turn there. Next time for sure!
     
  6. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Nice pics and it sounds like a great trip. What did your little guy think of the trip and the river traffic? Did he do any of the driving?
     
  7. Cdillerud

    Cdillerud Member

    56
    Jul 9, 2016
    Minnesota
    2000 Sea Ray 240 Sundancer
    5.0 Mercruiser
    Bravo II
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    At Lock 3

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    He loved it and I think he learned a lot as well. He was able to communicate with tows and the lock masters via vhf as well and he enjoyed that.

    Quick video of him at the helm as we came out of Lake Pepin

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    Last edited: Aug 8, 2016
  8. Carpedmman

    Carpedmman Member

    640
    Feb 24, 2007
    Portland, OR
    2003 460 Sundancer
    Custom Cockpit interior, Cockpit AC/Heat & Thruster.
    Cummings 480CE,
    Spent most of my childhood on that part of the mighty Mississippi as my grandparents lived in Red Wing. Some wonderful river boating. Thanks for bringing back the fond memories. Looks like you had a wonderful trip!
     

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