Note the shift in the title.  I don’t want to be stubborn.  Besides, I’ve resolved this for myself over a decade ago here and here.   Thx for writing me about the title.

While I’m at it, let me suggest you check out this blog written by a river engineer.  I especially like the “secrecy” post from November 2022.

As New Dawn approached the Fort Madison city front the other day, I was hoping for a shot with

a white pelican passing.


the pelican had other ideas,  took wing, and headed away.

Note the silo complex over on the Illinois side by Nauvoo.

Any guesses on the numbers for New Dawn?



All photos, any errors, WVD.

New Dawn.  1974.  140′ x 42′.     6000 hp