Mississippi Odyssey Chris J. Markham

ISBN: 9780595091232

Published: May 1st 2000

Paperback

164 pages


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Mississippi Odyssey  by  Chris J. Markham

Mississippi Odyssey by Chris J. Markham
May 1st 2000 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 164 pages | ISBN: 9780595091232 | 5.21 Mb

In Chris Markhams Mississippi Odyssey, readers immediately become part of the authors childhood dream of hitchhiking boat rides down the Mississippi River. The adventure begins when Chris wades into the river below Itasca Lake, Minnesota, and thenMoreIn Chris Markhams Mississippi Odyssey, readers immediately become part of the authors childhood dream of hitchhiking boat rides down the Mississippi River. The adventure begins when Chris wades into the river below Itasca Lake, Minnesota, and then walks or hitches rides along the banks of the upper river.

It is not an easy dream road, however. The first day out Chris was confronted (and was eventually helped) by a group of suspicious young Native Americans. Then, reaching the navigable stretch of the river at the Twin Cities, where Chris begins boat hiking the river, he takes us into a world where strangers are not always welcome--the dominion of the rivermen who work and sweat on the decks of towboats and barges.

After some setbacks and disappointments, Chris is accepted and we become part of this special breed as they roughhouse in the kitchen and in the pilothouse, share their stern-line talk and tales. In a style that flows as steadily as the Mississippi, we are carried down every navigable mile, standing on the deck of the houseboat Sangria, living on the river aboard the towboats Mike Harris and Harriet-M, making the run to the sea aboard the freighter Mayo Lykes, bound for Casablanca and Algiers. It is an American adventure for any age, and when we finish Mississippi Odyssey, we know we have there.

Howard Linn Edsall.



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