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Lower Mississippi

River Dispatch

Vol 10 No 4e, Monday, April 14, 2014

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Proudly Announcing:

Grand Opening

of the

Natchez Outpost

of the

Quapaw Canoe Company

Almost ten years ago I met a guy who was kayaking the length of the Mississippi. I joined him at Hurricane Point near Rosedale Mississippi for a day of his journey. As inevitably happens during all long distance expeditions Adam was doing a lot of dreaming and soul-searching. We kayaked downstream past the mouth of the White River sharing stories about the biggest river in North America. I encouraged him to return to his home Natchez and start a guiding business with us. “Hmm…” in his wizened way, scratching his Don Quixote beard with the end of his kayak paddle. “I’ll have to think about that…”

Adam Elliott and I became fast friends and over the years we shared a few good river adventures together. Some of you know him through his longtime leadership in the annual Phatwater: Mississippi River Challenge. Recently Adam decided to take me up on my long-standing offer, and he is opening up the second outpost of Quapaw Canoe Company. Quapaw Natchez Outpost. (Helena, Arkansas being the first).

Adam will offer full-service guiding and outfitting from the high bluffs of Natchez -- featuring any stretch of the big river from Vicksburg down to St. Francisville Louisiana, including storied river roustabouts like Togo, Yucatan, Grand Gulf, Lake Bruin, Vidalia, Fort Adams, Three Rivers, Atchafalaya River, Angola, and the Tunica Hills (co-champion bald cypress).

You can call Adam and arrive with the clothes on your back. He will take care of the rest of your river needs with canoes or kayaks, and share with you the spectacular beauty of the Lower Mississippi. As on all of our offerings you will have to paddle. But paddling is the mantra that opens the imagination and brings you to new sceneries and scenarios in full color invigoration. It takes you off the sofa and puts you on the front row of one of the world’s natural wonders.

Why Natchez? Three reasons: (1) the people, (2) the location, and (3) lastly -- and most importantly --because of Adam!

Please join us at high noon on tax day, April 15th, at Natchez-Under-the-Hill for the ribbon cutting and Grand Opening of Quapaw Canoe Company Natchez Outpost. Go visit website http://www.island63.com/natchez.cfm for complete description of our offerings in this new location with big river guide and Natchez manager, Adam Elliott.

Many blessings to each and all. The river guide will survive!

Humbly yours, “Driftwood” John Ruskey.

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Quapaw Canoe Company Natchez Outpost

Canoe and kayak adventures & expeditions on the Lower Mississippi River

including Vicksburg, Natchez, Vidalia, Fort Adams and St, Francisville

Adam Elliott: adam.elliott@island63.com or call 601-807-5382

Website: http://www.island63.com/natchez.cfm

What: Quapaw Canoe Company has a new location in Natchez, Mississippi, to service adventurous travelers who want to experience the wild power of the Lower Mississippi River!

Who: Established in 2014 by big river guide Adam Elliott for canoe or kayak access into the wilds of the Mississippi Loess bluffs and Northeastern Louisiana Floodplain. Educational adventures also conducted into adjacent oxbow Lakes, river chutes, back channels, and seasonally flooded landscapes.

Why: To experience the raw, wild, power and vitality of the Lower Mississippi River! Paddlers will experience towering bluffs, endless forests, expansive sandbars, and the beautiful muddy river. The best birding in the South. Perfect for adventurers and naturalists of all ages. No previous experience necessary, but must wear life jacket and be willing to paddle.

Range: The Lower Mississippi River: Vicksburg, Vidalia, Natchez, St. Francisville and points in between!

Contact: To book your Mississippi River adventure from Natchez contact manager Adam Elliott:

adam.elliott@island63.com or call 601-807-5382.

Services: Adam provides world class guiding & outfitting services including canoes or kayaks, expert guiding, mouth-watering meals, and shuttles to and from the river. You can show up in Natchez with a change of clothes and Quapaw Natchez will take of of everything else!

Website: Go here for description of the Lower Mississippi River Vicksburg to St. Francisville:

www.island63.com/natchez.cfm

Choices: Go here for photos and trip descriptions:

www.island63.com/natchez.cfm

Facebook: Visit Quapaw Natchez on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/quapaw-natchez

For Lower Miss River Levels:

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For Local Weather Conditions:

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Home Base: Can’t reach Adam? Contact John Ruskey john@island63.com 662-902-7841.

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April 15, 2014:

Grand Opening of

Quapaw Natchez!

On Tuesday, April 15th, Adam Elliott and Quapaw Canoe Company is opening doors in Natchez for guided tours, expeditions, birding, photography and wildlife-viewing adventures on the Lower Mississippi River. This location will service adventurous paddlers in the Vicksburg - Natchez - St. Francisville area of the Lower Mississippi River. Quapaw Canoe Company Natchez Outpost was established in 2014 by big river guide Adam Elliott for access into the wilds of the Mississippi Loess bluffs and Northeastern Louisiana Floodplain, Oxbow Lakes and seasonally flooded landscapes.

Starting at 12noon at Natchez-Under-the-Hill join us in celebration of the newest location for custom-guided & outfitted river trips on the Lower Mississippi River. Featuring big river guide Adam Elliott! All afternoon round-trip canoe rides in our big canoes from Under-the-Hill ramp. Full Moon trip leaves at 6pm and returns by the light of the moon. Live music to follow at Under-the-Hill Saloon featuring 3 Parts Heavy. For details: Adam Elliott adam.elliott@island63.com or John Ruskey john@island63.com.

April 15th 1-6pm Round trip one-hour canoe adventures along Natchez Bluff weather dependent in giant voyageur canoe: $25/person. On the hour. (Wind & weather dependent). No experience necessary, but must paddle and must wear life jacket! Safe, stable, all ages welcome. Includes paddles, pdfs all river equipment. Wear clothing appropriate to weather and don't forget sun protection. Don't forget camera! (Note: winds are forecasted to blow 35mph out of the North, in which case trips on the river will be cancelled).

To book your Mississippi River adventure from Natchez contact manager Adam Elliott: adam.elliott@island63.com or call 601-807-5382. Adam provides all-around guiding & outfitting services including canoes or kayaks, expert guiding, mouth-watering meals, and shuttles to and from the river. You can show up in Natchez with a change of clothes and Quapaw Natchez will take of of everything else!

For more information about Quapaw Natchez and the Grand Opening at Natchez-Under-The-Hill on April 15, 2014, 12noon, please contact: Adam Elliott: adam.elliott@island63.com 601-807-5382 or John Ruskey john@island63.com 662-902-7841 or go to www.island63.com/natchez.cfm.

For more information about Quapaw Natchez, including maps, photos and itinerary descriptions, please go to www.island63.com/natchez.cfm.

Visit Quapaw Natchez on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quapaw-natchez

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Lower Mississippi River Dispatch

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