CROSSING STATE LINES, CANTON & LOCK 20.

Our next stop after leaving Keokuk and crossing over our next state line into Missouri was originally planned as Canton, Missouri. But, we received an amazing offer from Boon, owner of the Purple Cow tavern in Alexandria, Missouri, to dock, take warm showers and pick wild black cherry tomatoes. We took a day to bask in the breeze, and took off late the next day for Canton. However, wind and river swells caused some damage to our splash guard and skiff, and we decided to camp on the river a few miles after leaving Alexandria. Finally on the third day of aiming for Canton, weather and our motors agreed with one another and we had a beautiful 15 mile day of traveling.

We arrived in Canton last night and docked just after locking through Lock and Dam #20. We wont be doing a show here, unfortunately, because we are working on props and a script for a new performance that we hope to be ready to perform in Quincy or Hannibal.

Thanks again to Boon and Carver, and everyone else who has shown us incredible hospitality during our trip down river!