The 1st Day
After getting through the 1st Lock at Guttenberg IA with no problems in about 15 min.(see movie) we were feeling pretty good about these locks. However the 2nd lock was a different story, we waited about an hour for a barge & while maneuvering upstream the starboard drive suddenly refused to go forward, a shifting cable for the lower unit came loose. I was able to repair it before we entered the lock & all was well again.
It was dark by the time we left the 2nd lock & we had a real struggle finding our way between two islands to find the Mid Town Marina with only a flashlight for visual aid. The Marina was closed by the time we tied off to their dock & there didn't seem to be any stores or restaurants nearby so we ate snack mix for supper & called it a night