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Tomorrow night -- it's on! Live blues, bonfire, libations, potluck, driftwood, stories, dreams, friendship, mud, water, stars and the endless sunset sky of the Mississippi Delta!

Saturday, Dec 15, Sundown to 9pm:
"Look Out Baby!" -- It's the annual
Quapaw Canoe Company Christmas Party

Beer provided by the Delta Sunshine Brewing Company

20th Anniversary Celebration Featuring
blues artist extraordinaire Lucious Spiller

Quapaw Canoe Company Christmas Party
and 20th Anniversary Celebration featuring live blues around the bonfire with blues artist extraordinaire Lucious Spiller.

BYOB, BYOD (Bring your own bottle, bring your own dish), bonfire potluck on Sunflower River, backside of our base of operations 289 Sunflower in downtown Clarksdale. Celebrating our 20th year anniversary, Saturday, Dec 15th, Sundown to 9pm. Camping available.


River Art, Books and Used Equipment:

Now on sale at the Quapaw Canoe Company Mississippi River Interpretive Center headquarters in downtown Clarksdale:

-Mississippi River driftwood
-Mississippi River driftwood ornaments
-River Map-Posters
-River Books
-Annual Used Equipment Sale: tents, pads, paddles, life jackets, sleeping bags, a trampoline and much, much more!
-Original John Ruskey Watercolor Paintings some framed, some not
-Watercolor Giclees of some of the most popular of the John Ruskey watercolors (museum quality prints on buffered watercolor paper).

Mississippi River Interpretive Center
Quapaw Canoe Company
289 Sunflower Avenue
Clarksdale, MS, 38614

If you don't see anyone around, please call John Ruskey 662-902-7841, Mark River 662-902-1885, or Tanner Aljets 618-520-9749.

Lucious Spiller: Sat Dec 15, Quapaw Canoe Company: "Look Out Baby!"

Friday Dec 21st and Saturday Dec 22nd:
Full Frosty Beaver Moon Adventure
In celebration of the Winter Solstice
Got the long night, cold winter Christmas blues?
A Mississippi River river-rat bonfire might be what you need...

Full Frosty Beaver Moon Adventure
In celebration of the Winter Solstice
-2 trips Friday Dec 21st and Saturday Dec 22nd
-Meet: 1pm Quapaw Canoe Company in downtown Clarksdale
-Paddle to wild and remote river island. Bonfire Supper.
-BYOB, BYOD (Bring your own bottle, bring your own dish), bonfire potluck
-Paddle back home by the light of the Moon.
-3rd brightest moon of the year.
-Back between 10pm and midnight, depending on conditions.
-Dress for weather. We'll provide everything needed for river, including wetsuits and neoprene boots.

Reservations: contact

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Quapaw Canoe Company: 1998 - 2018 ~ celebrating 20 years of expert guiding & outfitting in the wild places on the Lower Mississippi River with youth groups, canoe carving, voyageur canoe construction, church groups, families, team-building, full moon trips, artist retreats, Mark River Blog, bird watching, animal tracking, long distance expeditions, bear dance, cleanups, naturalist activities, yoga retreats, conservation, 1Mississippi River Citizen Program, documentation, exploration, and much, much more. Custom Guiding: call us, email us, and we'll put it together. We are dedicated to sharing and protecting the Wild Places on the Big River through human-powered craft.

Thanks to everyone for helping us evolve into what we are today! You are all a blessing to us. We hope we are equally to you.

We will continue to serve you as long as we can -- as we build canoes and paddle them on the wild Lower Mississippi.

We are the worker bees of the river. The River is our Queen. Long Live the Queen!