I first read the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in the fifth grade and re-read it twice more before graduating from high school. It remains a favorite of mine partly because of the wonderful descriptions of the trip on the raft down the Mississippi River. This last week has been unusually hot. And every year during hot weather this raft appears at the Red Bridge Dam which my deck overlooks. I have always referred to it as the Huck Finn raft and look forward to its return each year. We see many fancy kayaks and canoes and a smattering of small fishing boats, but this "vessel" is unique. This year I introduced myself and asked to take a picture. I also learned that like true Vermonters, the owners were imminently practical. The raft is actually a detachable part of their dock and outfitted with a small trolling motor and some poles they can easily move the mile upstream to the dam. Canon D10 waterproof camera, 6.2mm, f2.8, 1/640 s, ISO 125.