Huck Would Be Proud

July 18, 2013  •  2 Comments

Quest 3 0752 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.


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Ann Littlefield Coleman(non-registered)
My kind of boating. Just walk out to the deck and take off in slow motion. Yes, Huck Finn would agree with you that this is the good life. That reminds me, my daughter said the Steamboat Delta Queen will be on the river in Louisville when we are there for the races. She and her dad want to go on a tour, and hopefully ride down a ways on the river. Bob's gggg grandfather worked the Ohio River and Miss Rivers in the years of the steamboat. So this is something he has talked of doing for years. I will not try out the heat on the ride but hopefully can watch from the shore in the cool air. Our daughter suggested we all read again Adventures of Huckleberry Finn before they board.
Edie Littlefield Sundby(non-registered)
Love this ... what ingenuity! Don't share this picture with the millions stuck in hot asphalted cities if you want to keep beautiful Ludlow the tranquil paradise it is :)
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