As you can see on the map below, the barge hit a bit of a delay south of St. Louis. We're told it was a heavy current on the river that slowed it down. For those of you in St. Louis hoping to catch it, the ring is expected to arrive around 11 am. In the meantime, check out the new photos we've just posted to the image page
, courtesy of Darin Clifton and Ceres Barge. These show the handoff of the barge in Mobile, Alabama from the tugboat Trident, which pulled it along the coast, to the tugboat Miss Katie, which is pushing it up the rivers. We're still expecting the barge to arrive in Illinois on Saturday, July 20 around noon. And if you haven't checked above for details of our celebration on July 26, please do so. Everyone is welcome!