Old Man River Mississippi Adventure, Episode 1

With boat construction complete the team sets in for its first two weeks on the water
Staff Writer

The story begins in Kingston, Ontario. Brett Rogers and his crew build a York boat named Annie. Brett lays out his plan: with Cliff as First Mate, he will lead a crew 2,400 miles down the Mississippi River to reach the Gulf of Mexico, where they will donate their boat to the Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper Foundation.

This first episode chronicles Days 1 to 14— August on the Mississippi headwaters. It’s here in Bemidji, MN, that the 110 day expedition will begin. Brett and Cliff are joined by their recruits, Kyle, Magnus and Sarah. The team pushes off with no idea of the challenges ahead.

Interested in seeing more? See the Q&A with expedition leader Brett Rogers, or check out the slideshow of photographs from the expedition, courtesy of Kyle Jeffries.

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