#55 Beardstown, Illinois to Hardin, Illinois

#55 Beardstown, Illinois to Hardin, Illinois

Today is a special day for us. It’s September 19th. Talk Like a Pirate Day. Leaving Beardstown Beardstown was a quick and quirky stop. We were tied to a towboat at Logsdon Tug Service. It was a very industrial atmosphere. A hot night with no power made me a...
#54 Peoria, Illinois to Beardstown, Illinois

#54 Peoria, Illinois to Beardstown, Illinois

We woke up to a beautiful but very windy morning in north Peoria. The mechanic came come over and checked out our bow thruster situation. We lost it, if you remember, back in the Starved Rock Lock. We could still hear the motor running but nothing was happening. He...