Mississippi River adventure continues


Dave Selsor and Shea Selsor share a smile aboard the Calypso. Photo by Alex Ross

Shea Selsor, Forrest Schoessow and Alex Ross prepare to launch the Calypso into the flooded Mississippi after their portage. Photo by Jill Selsor

Alex Ross stands beside Calypso during a portage around the Chain of Rocks industrial canal. This is the cart the paddlers built to help them move the canoe around. They were on a first-name basis with most of the folks at the hardware store before that apparatus was finally complete. Photo by Forrest Schoessow

Forrest Schoessow, Alex Ross, Shea Selsor, Jill Selsor and Dave Selsor stand before the street’s of Grafton, Illinois which were flooded under 30-plus feet of water.

Alex Ross, Shea Selsor and Dave prepare to go through the Mel Price Lock and Dam.

Shea Selsor and John Maune, honorary Tom Sawyer of Hannibal, listen to Captain Steve relate a river anecdote. Photo by Forrest Schoessow

Captain Steve Terry, Forrest Schoessow, Shea Selsor, Neil Maune, and Alex Ross inside the pilothouse of the riverboat Mark Twain. Photo by John Maune

Alex Ross, Neil Maune, and Shea Selsor overlook the town of Hannibal, Missouri, which is birthplace of Mark Twain and the setting of the Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.

Lock and Dam No. 25. Photo by Forrest Schoessow

Alex Ross, Dave Selsor and Shea Selsor paddle down Main street in flooded Grafton, Illinois. Photo by Forrest Schoessow

Shea Selsor, Dave Selsor and Alex paddle down Main street in flooded Grafton, Illinois. Photo by Forrest Schoessow

Shea Selor’s silhoutte stands before the fireworks of Grand Tower, Illinois. Photo by Forrest Schoessow

Alex Ross jumps off a tower as Shea Selsor watches from below. Photo by Forrest Schoessow

An industrial riverscape on the banks of Keokuk, Iowa. Photo by Forrest Schoessow

Anvil clouds brought lightning along the river in Iowa. Photo by Forrest Schoessow

Forrest Schoessow enjoying the Fourth of July.

Alex Ross relaxing on Independence Day.

Alex Ross and Shea Selsor look at a flooded railroad crossing in Cape Girardeau. Photo by Forrest Schoessow

Mississippi River adventure continues