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~Lower Mississippi River Dispatch No. 828~
~~~~~~~ Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021 ~~~~~~~~
Clarksdale, MS ~ Helena, AR ~ Memphis, TN ~ Vicksburg, MS

Recent online media of note:

Letting the River Run: story in Nature Conservancy Magazine (photos by Rory Doyle, story by Jenny Rogers).

Paddling the Swamplands of the Mississippi Delta in Delta Magazine (excellent paddling description and nature guide by Robin Whitfield and Todd Davis).

6-Step Program
in Carving a Dugout Canoe:

6 Steps of the Dugout Canoe:

To help support BEAM -- now available for shipping! 18x24 museum-quality giclee, through the Quapaw Canoe Company:

We will ship! Send request to

To help support the BEAM project, Backyard Expeditions Arkansas Mississippi, we are making available high quality giclées of the 6 Steps of the Dugout Canoe:

$25 ea -- Museum Archival Board, smooth matte
$50 ea -- 140# Museum Quality Watercolor Board (thicker and textured like raw watercolor paper)
+ 7% MS tax

~~~ 18" x 24" image with 3" white space border ~~~

*Add $10 S&H priority mail shipping in the USA
*Add $15 for Canada
*Please inquire about international shipping

What is a giclée? A giclée is a technology for fine art reproduction using a high-quality inkjet printer to make individual copies, where the ink is impregnated into the paper, and not just applied on the surface.

Duck-Doggie-Moon Goddess Canoe:

Update: Duck-Doggie-Moon Goddess continues to evolve as we carve on her in the open grassy space between us and City Hall, along the banks of the Sunflower River in downtown Clarksdale. Community project. Contact us if you want to visit and help carve. Open to school groups, youth groups, and anyone else, 10 people maximum group size, wear face masks.

Note: Live canoe carving demonstration and workshop during Juke Joint Festival 2021. Free of charge. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 15-17.