Expedition Team: Rosie Miller, Jacque Kelly, Dave Miller, Nick Kelly
Expedition Date: August 2018
Nick joined the three of us for our second PaddleFest adventure, the nations largest paddling celebration. We were part of over 1,700 kayaks and canoes that participated. We paddled 10 miles beginning in eastern Cincinnati and ended four miles west of the Cincinnati Reds Stadium on the Ohio River. Weather was perfect. For safety, all river traffic (barges, steamboats and powerboats) were not permitted on the river for five hours. We passed singers, musicians and a Johnny Depp Pirate look-a-like on entertainment yachts, passed the Cincinnati Reds & Bengals stadiums and under several bridges. The William S. Mitchell, aka the “Death Dredge” or “USS Nightmare”, was anchored across from the starting point. Built in 1934, during the history of the boat, 112 crewmembers died.