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    Tenn-Tom

    Motoring south on the Tenn-Tom in September, and would like to avoid the mess in mobile bay . I have no problem with 16' vert. clearance so I thought I'd take the Tensaw cutoff at mile 10 to the Tensaw river, south around the west side of Gravine Island , then south to the Blakeley River and into the east side of Mobile Bay.
    Anyone have experience with this route? Suggestions? Dire warnings?
    Thanks

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    I'm at Bay Springs Marina!! Stop in on your way south!! Jolly Time

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    Nope, can not take the Tensaw down the east side, Highway 90 bridge is too low.

    If you do come down the Tensaw, at the split at the Mobile River, ( I did it, thinking I could get under the bridges) you will need to follow it back west some, and there is a bridge you can get under. Which is almost to the west end of the bay.
    I would just follow the normal route and cruise past the Port of Mobile.
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    Take a look at it on Google Earth, and you will see what I mean, I tried to insert an image, and was unable to.

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    http://www.houseboatmagazine.com/for...xclamation.png

    This is where I tried again, unsucessfully
    Last edited by BananaTom; 07-31-2015 at 07:18 AM.

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    Be sure to stop with me, mile 307 by theTom Bevill Lock and dam

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    Here is the link to Pirates Place.
    And yes do stop, and stretch a little.
    Highly recommended.

    http://www.thepiratesplace.com/marin...arina-cove.htm

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    I also go along with STOP AT PIRATES PLACE.

    We did on our way up.

    http://www.thepiratesplace.com/marin...arina-cove.htm
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    Thanks guys, look forward to seeing all of you again.

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    Thanks for the replies.

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