Rivergator #019: DAY 03 (Maps, Photos, Video, Sandwiches)

Note: I misnamed the Waypoint for Day 3 camp; it should read "Beaver Island 1."

Note: I misnamed the Waypoint for Day 3 camp; it should read "Beaver Island 1."

I was having some trouble with the GPS, and set the inReach to communicate with a satellite tower every 1 min. This drained the battery and provided too many "pings" - although very accurate for reporting average speed and location.

Aerial Satellite image of the St. Louis Arch (note the shadow); lunch and ceremony break.

Aerial Satellite image of the St. Louis Arch (note the shadow); lunch and ceremony break.

The approach, just north of the Arch (Screenshot)

The approach, just north of the Arch (Screenshot)

Below is the World Water Day Ceremony, as presented by the Mayor of East St. Louis, as well as John Ruskey. Thanks to all involved and who came out, especially Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia (6th Ward) and Roo Yawitz for the delicious sandwiches/sponsorship.

Facebook Live Video from the World Water Day Ceremony with the Mayor of East St. Louis.

We ate the SandwichKingz "Danimal" and "Jive" and they were amazing. We even stowed some for later on the boats for snack. Website for the St. Louis-based business: https://www.gramophonestl.com/

Camp on Beaver Island, across from the mouth of the Mereamec River via US Army Corps of Engineers Maps

Camp on Beaver Island, across from the mouth of the Mereamec River via US Army Corps of Engineers Maps

Big Muddy Mike reads a passage from Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi (Screenshot)

Big Muddy Mike reads a passage from Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi (Screenshot)

GPS INFORMATION TRACKER (VIA INREACH SATELLITE COMMUNICATOR MAP

Date: 3/22/17

Start: Mosenthein Island MMMM 186 (Lat: 38.715843 Lon: -90.194475)

End: Beaver Island LBD 161 (Lat: 38.386752 Lon: -90.338364)

Time on river: 4 hr 33 min (10:58AM - 12:08PM; 2:55PM - 6:18PM)

Distance paddled: 25.97mi (41.8km)

Average speed: 6.7 mph

CLIMATOLOGY (VIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE):

Temperature: 44° F

Wind Speed: 12.1 [HIGHEST WIND SPEED 20 HIGHEST WIND DIRECTION NE (60), HIGHEST GUST SPEED 26 HIGHEST GUST DIRECTION E (70)]

Sky Cover: 0.6 oktas*

Humidity: 46%

*In meteorology, an okta is a unit of measurement used to describe the amount of cloud cover at any given location such as a weather station. Sky conditions are estimated in terms of how many eighths of the sky are covered in cloud, ranging from 0 oktas (completely clear sky) through to 8 oktas (completely overcast). (via Wikipedia)

Author's note: The above weather measurements are averages for the recorded date. Please refer to the National Weather Service for more detailed records.