July 24th & 25th 2010
Bill Zang & Bob Windt will be hosting the second annual Cordova Summer Cruise on the beautiful Mississippi River. Two cruises are planned; Saturday we will be heading north to Palisades Park and beyond. Sunday morning we will be heading up the Wapsi River. Home base will be our design shop in Cordova IL.
Saturday: Cruise departs between 9:30 and 10:30am. We are cruising north on the Mississippi river to Chestnut Mountain Resort with a quick stopover at the Palisades Park. (This is of course wether permitting. If its rough out we will only go as far as cruisers are comfortable.) Approximate distance from Cordova is 60 miles. Travel time is typically 2 hrs depending on river conditions. This cruise does include a lock thru at lock and dam #13 in Clinton IA and another at lock and dam #12 in Bellview. Those of you who have not locked thru in a hovercraft - this will be a treat. Be sure to bring mooring ropes to secure your craft in the lock. If you have a wooden hull, make sure your craft floats. Locking thru takes approximately 20 minutes. Lunch will be at Chestnut Mountain Resort (please read below for more information). We will return to Cordova at roughly 5:00 pm.
Arrival: Anyone attending the cruise is invited to arrive Friday afternoon or evening. Camping is available in the yard.
**We are thinking of having a nice lunch at Chestnut Mountain Resorts Sunset Grill. http://chestnutmtn.com/restaurants_sunsetgrille.cfm . Cost per person would be roughlyÂ $ 8 to $ 10. I would like some feedback here. We can either pack our own lunches or have a nice sit-down lunch with a beautiful view. Please email me your thoughts; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternate launching site: Benet's Landing in Cordova IL
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Cordova Summer Cruise 2010
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