All the family had been working on things and all of a sudden………..break time.
Here you can see the guys getting off the front.
The large black stacks are actually the anchors, the large wall in the center is actually a gate that has been replaced at one of the locks. It will go to Lock & Dam #14 in Leclaire, Iowa to be repaired.
While I was walking down to get pictures I snapped a picture of my brother’s houseboat (on the left), the other one belongs to one of his close friends. They are all out on a island today.
I thought you might enjoy seeing the Light House or as us old-timers call it…the Chart House. It is fun in the summer to have a marina with a restaurant right down the road. I took these pictures just as it was opening up for the evening. At night the parking lot is full.
We even had a traffic jam…………………good thing I was walking.
I had to walk down river a bit to be able to get a picture of the full length.
When the boat docks it is here for the night. I took this in the evening and love the reflection in the water. You can see the gates better too. The front one looked new but we’re not sure.
6:00 am the next morning they pulled out and were on their way.
I was able to get a better photo of the front.
Here is a closer photo of the gates, you can also see that the back anchor is now all the way up too.