27 September 2009 13:16:08Z
As usual, you can stir up a bunch of junk in the Dismal Canal. We hooked something just south of the South Mills lock that went 'thud' below and a few minutes later, the engine alarm sounded off. Only a few pine needles in the strainer so we proceded at half-speed to Elizabeth City where I'll check things out further and change the impeller. Hopefully, that's all that is necessary. There was also a huge nearly submerged log floating dead center in the channel at Mile 41-42. Have fun and keep your eyes open.