Life on the Mississippi - Chapter 7: A Daring Deed

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Life on the Mississippi - Chapter 7: A Daring Deed
River Inspectors.—Cottonwoods and Plum Point.—Hat-Island Crossing. —Touch and Go.—It is a Go.—A Lightning Pilot
 

The riverboats often had a small population of unemployed pilots, there for the free ride and to stay informed of the river's condition. In this chapter they get to witness an impressive bit of piloting by Mark's pilot, Mr. Bixby.

 

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