Well here we go - we are finally leaving the Marina at Columbus, MS and starting our winter travels to the south. No real agenda this year, just going to go with the flow and hopefully make it as far south as the Florida Keys. Columbus is the site of more than 100 Antebellum homes and during the war between the states, Columbus was fortunate to be neither attacked nor 0ccupied by Union soldiers. The history books claim it was because the town women cared for the wounded of both armies in their homes, churches and schools. It is also rumored that the commanding Union General had a mistress in the town which is perhaps a more plauseable reason for why the town was not attacked.
Our 1st lock going south (just as you leave Columbus Marina) is the John C. Stennis Lock & Dam. Both Stennis and our second lock of the day, Tom Beville Lock & Dam have a drop of about 27 feet. We anchored for the evening at mile 287.4 at a spot called the Cochrane Cut-Off. All in all a good day on the water.