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Appearently There are no dams or locks on from St. Louis on....hurrah. phew.
but... the ohio is nicknamed "the water stairway"
Damned if we do.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ohio_River_Water_Stairway.pngThere are three dams on from where I wanted to put in on the Ohio, one of the dams is a waterfall.
So it would make sense to start in St. Louis, if I had anycontacts there... Detroit is very far from this thing, but its got the resources... Any ideas?
On the brighter side, a friend from school might beable to dig us up a motor! Josh, you are a baddass.
fun fact: The adverage speed of the mississippi river is 1.3-3 knots...so we have to go at least 3-5 miles per hour inorder to have any control.