LBOA & Ohio Valley ACBS River Adventure
Float Plan: Mcconnelsville → Marietta → Mcconnelsville
September 28-30, 2018
Friday - Sunday:
A block of rooms at the Hampton Inn, 508 Pike St. in Marietta, Ohio. Rate: $102.00/night, (free breakfast, indoor pool)
PH: (740) 373-5353 Reserve your room ASAP
Block name: ACBS – OVC (online: C-ABC)
CUTOFF DATE: 09-14-2018.
After this date, call Michael Lloyd (859) 240-2645, Jim Lawson (859) 512- 4682 or Dennis Ryan (513) 617-5124. We will try to help
secure a room for you.
Schedule of Events:
September 28 Group to depart McConnelsville Ramp at 12:00 PM. A $20.00 lock pass fee is to be paid at the first lock. Forms will be provided at ramp. We need to travel as a group and enter the lock together. Don’t be late! The lockmasters are working the locks only for our group.
We will travel approximately 48 river miles down-river through 5 Civil War era locks on the Muskingum River to Marietta, Ohio. Docking will be under the rail trestle walking bridge on both sides of the river when we get to Marietta Harbor. The docking fee is $1.00/ft. + $3.00 per night.
Friday evening in Marietta: Explore the charming town. Dinner on your own. There are also restaurants near the hotel.
September 29 - Marietta is a fun town full of antique stores, art galleries, museums, gift shops, wine cellar, farmers market, etc. There are trolley tours of the town, Peoples Theatre → (The Glenn Miller Orchestra is scheduled for 8:00 pm Sat.) and many good restaurants. You can also take a tour of Blennerhassett Island (travel by boat). We can organize a group outing to Blennerhassett if people are interested.
Dinner: Austyn’s Restaurant in town at 130 Front Street, 6:30 pm in the second-floor party room. Please let us know in advance if you will be joining us for this dinner.
September 30 - Breakfast at the hotel before departing from ramp at 10:00 am. Return to McConnelsville.
Since the locks are tended all day (9:30-6:00, except for 2:00-2:30 for lunch) Sunday, we do not have to lock through as a group.
• We will leave our vehicles and trailers at McConnelsville’s Ramp.
• The Hampton Inn is 2 miles from the dock (4 minutes by car) so we will have a shuttle taking us from the docks/town to the hotel. The shuttle is being handled by Tom Danford and Charlie Aseltine who live in Marietta. They will be using some students from Marietta College for our drivers, so please plan to tip them.
• Gas is available at a mid-point on the trip.
• For participants desiring a shorter trip or if the weather does not cooperate, we can organize a ride (32 miles/50 min.) back to McConnelsville to get your tow vehicle and trailer.
Mail Registration to:
511 Oak Hill Court, Ft. Wright, KY 41011
FAX to (859) 342-5445
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